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									                                                    Unit 15:
                                                    Conservation and Environmental
                                                    Awareness
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    • Primary Education
                                                      Strategies
                                                    • Positive Impact Diving
                                                      Behavior
                                                    • Minimal Impact Water
                                                      Skills
                                                    • Marine Conservation
                                                      Activities
                                                    Student Performance:
                                                    By the end of the lesson you will be able to:
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    •   Describe the primary ways NAUI leaders
                                                        can educate students and divers in
                                                        marine conservation.
                                                    •   Explain Positive Impact Diving behavior.
                                                    •   Explain Minimal Impact Diving skills.
                                                    •   List marine conservation activities.
                                                    Primary Education Strategies
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    • Emphasize
                                                      environmental
                                                      awareness
                                                    • Foster Positive Impact
                                                      Diving Behavior and
                                                      Minimal Impact Water
                                                      Skills
                                                    • Promote marine
                                                      conservation
                                                      activities and
                                                      continuing education
                                                    Positive Impact Diving
                                                    Behavior
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    • NAUI leaders can…
                                                       – Never molest
                                                         underwater
                                                         habitats.
                                                       – Take only pictures;
                                                         leave only bubbles.
                                                       – Know and respect
                                                         game laws.
                                                    Positive Impact Diving
                                                    Behavior (continued)
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    • NAUI leaders can…
                                                       – Discourage feeding
                                                         of wild fish.
                                                       – Do not allow or
                                                         encourage the
                                                         molestation of
                                                         marine animals.
                                                      – Discourage destructive boat anchoring.
                                                      – Never allow or ignore improper refuse
                                                        disposal, especially plastic waste.
                                                    Minimal Impact Water Skills
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    • Buoyancy control
                                                       – The most important
                                                         factor in minimal
                                                         impact water skills
                                                    • Streamlining
                                                       – Efficient movement
                                                         through the water
                                                    • Correct finning
                                                       – Efficient swimming
                                                         and environmental
                                                         protection
                                                    Marine Conservation Activities
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    • Increase your
                                                      knowledge of
                                                      environmental issues
                                                    • Attend dive
                                                      conferences and
                                                      forums
                                                    • Participate in
                                                      cleanups
                                                    • Help reduce pollution
                                                    Marine Conservation Activities
                                                    (continued)
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    • Give conservation
                                                       presentations in
                                                       public schools
                                                    • Work with
                                                       environmental clubs
                                                       and interest groups
                                                    • In the U.S., support
                                                       the National Marine
                                                       Sanctuary Program
                                                     • Support the NAUI Environmental Enrichment
                                                       Award Program
                                                    End of Unit 15
                                                    Conservation and Environmental
                                                    Awareness
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    • Primary Education
                                                    • Positive Impact Diving
                                                      Behavior
                                                    • Minimal Impact Water
                                                      Skills
                                                    • Marine Conservation
                                                      Activities
                                                    Student Performance:
                                                    By the end of the lesson students will be able to:
Unit 15- Conservation and Environmental Awareness




                                                    • Describe the primary ways NAUI leaders
                                                      can educate students and divers in marine
                                                      conservation.
                                                    • Explain Positive Impact Diving behavior.
                                                    • Explain Minimal Impact Diving skills.
                                                    • List marine conservation activities.

								
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