Scarsdale Middle School Community Crocheted Coral Reef


It is our hope that as people visit this exhibit they will gain an appreciation and understanding of the beauty and importance of coral reefs and in turn, become advocates for their survival.

Much thanks and appreciation are due to Margaret and Christine Wertheim for their inspiration.

On May 8 and 9, 2009, faculty and parents from Scarsdale Middle School worked to assemble the crocheted coral reef project.  Pictured above are: Alyssa Saltzman, Brigit Landgrebe, Mary Jane Motl, Sharon Waskow, Dawn Rivellini, Cristine Gilliland, Linda Fisher, Annie Barron, Michele Beni, Kerry Kraft, Christi Browne-Sibrizzi and Maureen Ball.

“One has to open your eyes and to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before?  What if I knew I would never see it again?’”

Rachel Carson

Coral reefs are in danger of extinction worldwide.  We intend to promote an awareness of the beauty and fragility of these organisms and the ecological impact that the loss of these reefs will cause globally.

Let’s share - the SMS Coral Reef Project has a blog, we would like to hear your thoughts and ideas.  Here’s the link: