Marine Education at Weedon Island
I work to increase awareness and build environmental stewardship through programs such as the Going Coastal Education Series, the Salty Topics Marine Research Speaker Series, the Ranger Naturalist Bright Futures Program and Coastal Cleanup and Environmental Restoration Projects.
Register for programs online at Weedon Island Preserve.
Going Coastal Programs include Marvellous Manatees, Fish Form and Function, Florida's Sea Turtles, Sharky Science, Coral Reef Classroom, Plankton Lab, Saltwater Seining, Invasive Marine Organisms and more!
Salty Topics is presented the 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm during the academic year. The series brings local scientists from partner institutions to present their cutting-edge research in a public forum at Weedon Island's Cultural and Natural History Center. Past topics have included Sea Level Rise, Coral Reef Ecology, Fisheries Management, Sea Turtle Migrations, Ocean Observation, Red Tide, and more!
The Ranger Naturalist Program allows students ages 15-18 to gain leadership skills and environmental knowledge at Weedon Island Preserve each summer. Students gain Bright Futures volunteer hours while working on projects that benefit the education programs at Weedon Island Preserve. Watch this short video to learn more. Stay tuned for more information on the summer 2017 program and application!