24 Jun Darden Business School Visited CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation

Dean of Darden Business School, University of Virginia, explored our fun learning activities at CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation on June 24, 2019.

Scott Beardsley and his wife, Claire, had the chance to explore their creativity by making clay corals while learning about different coral forms and species in the ocean. This activity is based on the Coral Universe sculpture, which consists of over 3,000 pieces of ceramic corals to inspire people to protect the beauty and fragility of the coral reefs. After the workshop Scott and Claire adopted baby corals to support coral rehabilitation in the Coral Triangle region. They hope their corals will grow to be healthy reefs in the Nusa Penida MPA. 

Over lunch, Scott shared stories from his life as Dean of Darden Business School, using case studies from the Darden Leadership Program to explain to the CTC team how collaborative learning and linking business models with environmental movements can help support even stronger conservation efforts.

To go deeper into the ocean, Scott and Claire took the challenge to save the world’s coral reefs by playing Escape Room SOS from the Deep. Due to their great teamwork, they successfully escaped in time. Now they are able to help spread the word on marine conservation back home in Virginia.


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