Did you know that a parrotfish blows a bubble of mucus around itself at night to mask its scent from predators? This slimy sleeping bag is one of the ways the brightly colored fish has adapted to the sometimes harsh, but always beautiful, world of the coral reef. Students will learn this and many other interesting facts about the reef's inhabitants while completing the activities contained in this book. Many of the National Science Teachers Association essential skills and knowledge are addressed in this exciting activity book that focuses on the environment of the reef, its inhabitants, and the ways these animals have adapted to their world. Gifted and advanced learners in grades 2-3 will enjoy creating a crystal garden to observe how coral polyps bud and taking an Internet scavenger hunt to learn more about the reef. They will learn to "take action" and apply their learning in real-world ways to help protect the environment.