Rescue a Reef is the University of Miami's (UM) citizen science project designed to support coral reef research and restoration activities to recover depleted coral populations of South Florida.
Our Rescue a Reef coral restoration expeditions offer you the hands-on opportunity to work alongside UM coral reef experts as a citizen scientist! Join our UM team for a day of open-water coral research on the beautiful reefs of South Florida.
Citizen scientists are trained by our staff to assist in underwater coral nursery maintenance, data collection, and outplanting techniques. Partner with our program to learn all about coral conservation while contributing to the restoration of endangered staghorn corals. This is your chance to dive into coral restoration at the University of Miami!
Our mission is to repopulate depleted reefs using nursery-grown corals, educate and engage the local community, increase scientific literacy in coral reef conservation and climate change impacts and mitigation, and foster ocean stewardship.