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Curriculum printed!

The Schooba curriculum works as an interactive guide, where  a combination of lessons, activities, and demonstrations present standards-based science through scuba diving.

In the pilot curriculum, 5 NYS Intermediate Level (Grades 5-8) Science Core Curriculum Major Understandings are covered:

– LE 1.2d  During respiration, cells use oxygen to release the energy stored in food.  The respiratory system supplies oxygen and removes carbon dioxide (gas exchange)

– PE 2.1b  As altitude increases, air pressure decreases

– PE 3.1d  Gases have neither a determined shape nor a definite volume.  Gases assume the shape and volume of a closed container

– PE 3.1h  Density can be described as the amount of matter that is in a given amount of space.  If two objects have equal volume, but one has more mass, the one with more mass is denser

– PE 3.1i  Buoyancy is determined by comparative densities

Not the best pic in the world, but a general sense of what they look like

Help kids learn science through scuba diving!


Kill lionfish, save the world???

Check out this article from the WSJ.  Don’t forget to watch the video.

The Lionfish Creates an Uproar, Bringing Out the Hunters

And then check out The Schooba Academy’s totally awesome fundraising page where you can help kids learn about stuff like this!!!

Schooba Academy T-shirts coming soon!

So UPS tells me.

Check out the store tab and pre-order yours today!


I hear ya, Creed

“Vegas, baby. Vegas!!” – Jon Favreau or Vince Vaughn

That’s right, The Academy is going to DEMA.  …What’s that??


It’s only the biggest international trade-only event for the diving, action water sports and travel industries.  And yes, it’s in Vegas.

Let the schmoozing begin … again.

Our First Corporate Sponsor!

This morning I walked into the Cressi USA Headquarters in Westwood, New Jersey.  I walked out with 5 sets of fins, 5 snorkels, and 6 masks.

Me with my new Cressi gear

On behalf of the entire Schooba Academy staff, I would like to extend my deepest thank you’s to Cressi for their generous donations which will help make this pilot a smashing success.

Check ’em out in the partner’s page.

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