The program begins with a humorous look at how fish play "hide and seek" in the underwater game of survival. Students are chosen from the audience to become fish in the underwater game of "hide and seek". The four "fish" hide and the audience (the "school of fish") sees the different ways that fish hide underwater. After this amusing demonstration, we show the high-tech Aqua Lung® SCUBA equipment we use to explore the underwater world of the Caribbean Sea, including our awesome underwater scooters!
After the demonstrations, undersea explorers, Wayne and Karen Brown, then take your students on their exciting tour of the Caribbean Sea's underwater world via a fascinating high-definition, digital multi-image presentation.
Our expedition begins on the island of Curaçao, in the Caribbean Sea, where the book, The Cay, originates. From Curaçao your students join us as we board the expedition boat and meet the captain and divemaster. Using their imaginations, and our beautiful under- water photography, your students jump in the water and find out what it would be like to accompany the Browns on their expedition scuba dive. Your students follow the Browns as they zoom around the coral reef on their underwater scooters and discover the incredible variety in this underwater world. Your students discover the funny and fascinating ways fish play "hide and seek".
As they explore the undersea environment, your students meet some interesting inhabitants, from the smallest to the largest and from the most docile to the most dangerous. Students discover how these marine creatures are adapted for survival in the undersea environment. The symbiotic relationships between different creatures are revealed. They learn how fishes protect themselves from predators and how some fishes search for food. Near the end of our dive we come face-to-face with some of the so-called "dangerous" marine animals such as stingrays, barracuda, moray eels, and sharks!
After the multi-image presentation, if time allows, at the end of the presentation a brief time is set aside for your students' questions and answers.
If you would like to learn more about the Caribbean Sea visit our past Internet Expeditions. Click on these links to dive into adventure...