At Biota we are actively working on developing several educational campaigns in Palau. In the past years we have opened our doors to local elementary schools to teach the young about aquaculture and conservation. Our goal is to extend the invitation to high schools across the country and inspire students of all levels to grow into adults that will take care of their ocean.
Universities have visited us through individuals interested in the conservation projects we are carrying, as well as groups of Marine Biology students who have seen the real-life application of their field in the private sector. We have received overseas students and recent graduates, who have stayed and learned with us the practical aspects of Aquaculture over short periods of time.
As part our education efforts, we also keep our facility open to the general public –both residents and visitors, who can see our work first hand and understand the positive impact that sustainable aquaculture can have in the near future of the ocean.
We believe in aquariums as an essential tool to create ocean awareness and the next generation of Ocean Stewards
“People protect what they love” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
French scientist, naval officer and filmmaker Jacques Yves Cousteau was a pioneer of marine conservation. Cousteau invented modern diving with the Aqua-Lung, a breathing device for scuba diving. His work was the launch pad for the human race to begin in depth underwater research, and start to understand the marine environment.
Cousteau identified the key to saving his beloved oceans early on – that he needed to inspire people to learn about and love the marine environment if they were going to protect it for future generations.
Cousteau’s philosophy and love of the ocean is shared by Biota Aquariums. Conservation and sustainability are at the heart of our organization. Here’s how.
Our efforts in culturing Animals for the Aquarium trade have a huge benefit in an educational sense. Only an Aquarium stcked with cultured animals rathern than wild caught animals can be truly sustainable. Biota also proudly works together with various NGO´s. With our friends at www.youngoceanexplorers.com we help creating amazing content / videos etc. to be used in schools alongside of the beauty of an Aquarium.