Take Action

Since our journey began, we knew that if we could capture visual evidence of coral bleaching, we could reveal the phenomenon in a powerful way. Now it’s time to connect that story to action.

Help Us Make An Impact

Host a screening

Use our Screening Field Guide to plan and host a Chasing Coral impact screening in your community.

Engage students

Use our 6-12th grade curricula to engage and inspire the next generation with a school screening.

Wake up the world

Use our Social Media Toolkit to share what the bleaching of our reefs reveals about our future and inspire others to act.

Pledge to Vote

15 million U.S. registered voters care about environmental issues, but don’t turn out to vote. We can change that.

Commit to action

Download our Action Guide to find ways to take action, help protect our reefs, and secure a clean energy future today.

Donate

Contribute to our campaign to help us grow our impact and connect the film to new communities.

Additional Resources

Educational Materials

  • The Unstoppable Schools Project: A project-based learning initiative designed by our team to develop leadership skills in 8-12 grade students so they can chase environmental issues in their own communities and become agents for positive change.
  • HotDocs: Designed by North America’s largest documentary film festival, this Chasing Coral guide has questions and activities to enrich students’ experience of the film.
  • DocAcademy: With six different lesson plans and five shorter clips of the film, DocAcademy’s Chasing Coral curriculum is suited to a variety of classrooms and ages.
  • Ocean Portal: The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History curates activities, lessons and teacher-tested ocean science materials to bring the ocean to life for your students. 

Interactive Tools

  • HHMI BioInteractive: BioInteractive’s Coral and Climate Resources and other tools provide multimedia resources – including apps, animations, videos, interactives, and virtual labs – to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your classroom.
  • CoralWatch: A citizen science project based at The University of Queensland that helps non-scientists around the globe understand and support effective reef management by providing “do-it-yourself” tools for action.
  • National Geographic Ocean: Featuring maps, photos and interviews on ocean life, protection and conservation.
  • XL Catlin Sea Survey: Interactive surveys in high-resolution 360-degree panoramic vision to impart scientists, policy makers and the general public with a better understanding of the issues reefs are facing.

Annual Events and Conferences

  • World Oceans Day: This site serves as a central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. It contains free resources and ideas to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on June 8 and year-round.
  • Climate Week: A week in late September for the climate hosted in New York City but celebrated worldwide to raise awareness about climate issues.

Friends of the Film

  • The Ocean Agency: A non-profit organization founded by a group of ex-advertising execs and creatives who believe great communication is key to finding solutions for their only client: the ocean.
  • 50 Reefs: An initiative designed during the filming of Chasing Coral to rapidly bolster existing coral reef conservation efforts by catalyzing new targeted action and investment in key geographies.
  • View Into The Blue: View Into The Blue® self-cleaning camera systems are the first of their kind in the subsea video industry. The equipment is stable at ocean depths and includes software and sensors that enable water quality measurements, live video streaming, and real-time data recording.
  • Teens4Oceans: Empowering the next generation to become impassioned stewards for their oceans through education, experiential learning, scientific research, and innovative technologies.
  • Gates Lab: The lab of the late Dr. Ruth Gates, featured in the film, continues to study coral reefs and tropical marine ecosystems that protect coastlines as well as support tourism and provide nutrition to many island nations.
  • NOAA Coral Reef Watch: Using continuous satellite monitoring of sea surface temperature at global scale, NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch quickly identifies areas at risk for coral bleaching.
  • Great Barrier Reef Legacy: The Great Barrier Reef Legacy is an innovative leader in collaborative coral reef research expeditions, education, stewardship and multi-media engagement. In the fall of 2017, our resident “Coral Nerd” Zack Rago joined the “Search for Super Corals” expedition.