When the Marine Life Park (MLP) opens in 2012, visitors can look forward to not just fun and exploration, but a healthy dose of marine education as well.
The collaboration between Resorts World and Sea Research Foundation will involve the development and implementation of The JASON Project science programs to the students in the region. So, what exactly is The JASON Project?
Started in 1989 by Dr Robert Ballard, the oceanographer and explorer who discovered the wreck of the RMS Titanic, The JASON Project got its name from the mythological Greek explorer. The idea came to him after he received thousands of letters from students asking to join his next expedition since his Titatnic discovery. Dr Ballard knew his findings had ignited the curiosity and excitement of many, and he needed an outlet to connect with them on scientific exploration and discovery.
Today, The JASON Project is an internationally acclaimed multi-media science program developed by the National Geographic Society and managed by Sea Research Foundation in collaboration with the National Geographic Society.
And Dr Steve Coan, President and CEO of Sea Research Foundation shared with us the uniqueness of The JASON Project.