Join The Marine Environmental Education Center Webinar Series
The Marine Environmental Education Center has always striven to bring the ocean to the classroom! In this webinar series, we will be collaborating with different marine scientists to cover a variety of environmental topics every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm. These webinars are appropriate for students ages 10 and up, but all are welcome! Just click the link at the scheduled time to join.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
*LIVE* The Lingering Lionfish
September 3, 2020 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Carley grew up in Long Island, NY surrounded by water. She achieved her BS in Biology from Salisbury University on the eastern shore of Maryland and has worked a variety of environmental education positions, both marine and aground. She is currently the MEEC’s Education Coordinator, and this week will conduct a LIVE presentation on the invasive Lionfish, including a dissection! Join us to learn about the Lionfish and their anatomy!
How Seafood Choices Impact Ocean Health
September 8, 2020 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Sarah grew up playing with crawfish in Louisiana, which propelled her aquatic career. She was SCUBA/dive certified at age 14, and after college, worked on commercial fishing boats as a fisheries observer. She is also the founder of Sereia films (Sereia meaning “mermaid” in Portuguese). Join us this week to discuss how human seafood dietary choices effect our oceanic health!
September 10, 2020 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Jenny is a Professional Wetland Scientist who was enrolled in the first graduating class of Jupiter High School’s Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy (JERFSA) magnet program in Palm Beach County. She then obtained a BS in Environmental Science at the University of Florida and a Masters in Business Administration at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Join us this week as Jenny discusses the importance of Mangrove Ecosystems!
September 15, 2020 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Audrey grew up in Connecticut and in college studied Wildlife Conservation Biology at the University of Rhode Island. She currently works with shorebird and sea turtle species on the beach, emphasizing conservation awareness. As the MEEC is turtle-focused, we welcome all to Sarah’s enlightening discussion on shorebirds this week!
Sea Turtles Do What??
September 15, 2020 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Rebecca is a Fort Lauderdale native whose passion for the ocean was fostered from a young age. Once in college studying Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, she learned of Florida’s sea turtle species habitation, which amplified her reverence for all sea turtle species and propelled her career. Her mission is to bring sea turtle research to the public, with a focus on classroom education. Join us this week as Rebecca discusses how sea turtle conservation is essential for marine ecosystems!
Lesser Known Sharks
September 17, 2020 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Paul grew up in Sacramento, California and attended Sacramento City College at 14; in 2007, he transferred to Cornell to earn his BS degree, which he finished in 2009. After obtaining his BS, he spent a year working in Alaska, where he learned a great deal about commercial fishing and sampling deign. He received his MS from Moss Landing Marine Labs, and is now starting his PhD at VIMS, studying lesser known shark species. He has also been fortunate to be featured on Discovery Shark Week and work with the FAO/UN in different countries. Join us this week as Paul discusses deep sea sharks!
Knowing the World – The History & Importance of Taxonomy
Matthew J. Scripter
September 24, 2020 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Matthew is an environmental consultant that focuses on marine ecosystems and freshwater insects. He is a Florida native, born to migrant workers who has spent his life as an avid angler in upstate NY and south Florida. He graduated with a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. He’s also wrestled alligators, hugged sharks, caught venomous snakes, bats, & monitor lizards, and loves to identify tiny animals under the microscope! Join us this week as Matthew discusses Taxonomy!
Freshwater Turtle Research & the Implications on the Current Illegal Pet Trade
September 29, 2020 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Mike is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He studied sea turtles in Costa Rica, King Cobras in Thailand, and for the last year has been studying Box Turtles in Florida. He is currently receiving his MS in Conservation Biology at University of South Florida, using the Florida box turtle project. Join us this week as Mike discusses freshwater turtle research and what his findings imply regarding the illegal pet trade!