Introducing Field School: A Resource for Marine Science Research and Education

Citizen Science, Conservation, Education, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMay 9, 2016 • 2~4 min read • 0

Julia Wester  is the Director of Program Development for Field School. She received her PhD from the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami in 2016. Her dissertation studied the psychology of decision making about the environment, specifically with regard to limited water resources. She also received a Msc with Distinction […]

Big ideas and little robots: Using the OpenROV in interdisciplinary STEM projects

A Renewed Sense of Wonder, Citizen Science, Conservation, Education, Natural Science, ScienceMay 4, 2016 • 2~4 min read • 1

Joey Maier is a biology professor at Polk State College where he uses every possible opportunity to encourage his students to spend time in the water, play with technology, and do #CitizenScience. As an undergraduate, he did a stint as an intern for Mark Xitco and John Gory during their dolphin language experiments.  He then spent the […]

Shark MOOC: There’s a big shark party, and you’re invited!

Education, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksFebruary 26, 2016 • 1~2 min read

William E Bemis is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell and lead faculty member for the edX MOOC Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology, and Conservation. He studied at Cornell University, the University of Michigan, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Chicago before serving 20 years as Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From 2005 to 2013, he served as […]

Making your scientific outreach go further

UncategorizedFebruary 3, 2016 • 2~4 min read

Catherine Macdonald is the Executive Director of Field School, an interdisciplinary field science training program. She is also a fifth year PhD student at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami, and the Intern Coordinator for the Shark Research and Conservation Program (SRC). Like a lot of the scientists I […]

Oarfish: The true tale of the fish we can’t seem to get enough of

BloggingAugust 19, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Dr. Misty Paig-Tran is Assistant Professor at California State University Fullerton. Her laboratory (Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Biomaterials) studies how animals feed and move, among other things. Her research is focused on big filter-feeding animals (Sharks and Manta rays) and mid-deep water fishes – you know, the scary looking ones. You can learn about her research here, and you can follow […]

How I am fixing the internet

BloggingAugust 11, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Alex Zrenner is a 2015 Kenan Summer Fellow and rising junior at Duke University. She is from St. Louis, Missouri and is pursuing a major in economics with a math minor. Each summer, the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University supports undergraduate Kenan Summer Fellows, a program meant to help students explore what it means […]

Crowdfunded shark research: Protect coastal shark migrations

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 9, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Bryan Keller just graduated with his M.Sc. from Coastal Carolina University. For his thesis, he investigated the effect of familiarity on the social preferences of lemon sharks while researching at the Bimini Biological Field Station. Bryan and his team showed that lemon sharks do indeed prefer familiar individuals. Imagine this: You have two classes of […]

Women who live every week like Shark Week

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 8, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Cynthia Wigren co-founded the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Gills Club. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management and a Masters in Business Administration. She is an avid traveller and a scuba diver with a deep appreciation for wildlife on land and sea. Her underwater experiences with whale sharks, great hammerheads, nurse sharks, […]

A Playlist for Shark Week

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 7, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Rachel Pendergrass is a writer, performer and science communicator in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the assistant director of the Dragon Con Science Track, a program contributor for the Atlanta Science Festival, and producer/host of a monthly science variety show called Solve for X. When she’s not sciencing, you can find her performing as a storyteller, […]

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