University of Miami Ocean Kids: Inspiring Underserved Communities
During my undergraduate education, I was fortunate enough to participate in an amazing outreach opportunity called Ocean Kids, sponsored by the Future Interests in Nature and the Sea (F.I.N. Sea). The program aims at educating students from underserved communities by bringing them to the Coral Gables campus and introducing them to a variety of hands-on ocean activities. The goal of this activity is to foster creativity, encourage a passion for learning, and provide ocean awareness. Through my participation, I taught students about coral reef biology by creating model coral polyps (picture).