Thinking About a Career in Marine Biology? Start With Ocean First Education Webinar Thursday, Sept. 22
Presenter is Dr. Caine Delacy, director of science and research for OFE
Ocean First Education will host a free webinar on Thursday, Sept. 22 designed to encourage students to pursue their dream of becoming a marine biologist.
The webinar will be presented by Dr. Caine Delacy, director of science and research for Ocean First Education. The event begins at 10 a.m. MST.
"Our young and adventurous scientists are being discouraged by messages that claim there are no jobs in marine biology and that they should not pursue a scientific career in this field,” says Delacy. “I heard the same comments when I was a young teenager but I was determined to pursue this tremendously rewarding career path. With 15 years under my belt, I want to share how I got here and offer some concrete advice for young students today before they get discouraged.”
Delacy says academia, research, consultancy, and conservation efforts are among the diverse fields that exist within the broad category of marine biology. He urges young scientists to keep an open mind about how they can contribute to this important area of study.
Ocean First Education encourages students, teachers, scientists, and anyone interested in learning more about careers in marine biology to join this webinar. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event.
Register for this free webinar today at http://tinyurl.com/glyjx5d.
About Caine Delacy
As the Director of Science and Research at Ocean First Education, Caine Delacy, Ph.D., aligns educational efforts with current scientific research. Dr. Delacy’s background as a marine ecologist focuses on understanding the structure and function of reef fish communities and the role Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and other management strategies play in conserving these communities. He has studied tropical and temperate reefs throughout the world, focusing largely on the East African coastline. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia, and became a divemaster at age 20.
About Ocean First Education
Founded in 2008 and based in Boulder, Colorado, Ocean First Education provides innovative and dynamic digital marine science curricula for K-12. Our team of educators, scientists and researchers are committed to increasing awareness of marine environments and engaging students through interactive experiences. Ocean First Education is grounded in its mission to inspire our students, teachers and community to become stewards of the sea. For more information, visit www.OceanFirstEducation.com.
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