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Women in STEM
When students see themselves represented in science, everyone WinS!

Join us for a week of free STEM programming featuring amazing women researchers working in marine science.

Students at home and in the classroom will see lively science demonstrations and chat with actual scientists. Bonus activities will reinforce concepts covered during the programs. Recommended for students in grades 5th–9th. Recordings will be available to all registrants.

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2/22 - Animals Are Picky Eaters Too with Lisa Hoopes, Georgia Aquarium

2/23 - In Danger of Becoming Endangered with Jasmin Graham, Mote Marine Laboratory

2/24 - ID? More Like IDK! with Ximena Arvizu, Eagle Ray Project–Mexican Caribbean

2/25 - Making Music with Marine Mammals with Katie McHugh, Chicago Zoological Society

2/26 - Say Bye to Bioaccumulation with Laura Garcia Barcia, Florida International University
Feb 27, 2021 01:00 PM
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Speakers

Dr. Krystan Wilkinson
Postdoctoral Scientist @Chicago Zoological Society
Krystan Wilkinson is a postdoctoral scientist employed by the Chicago Zoological Society and based at Mote Marine Laboratory as part of a partnership to engage in dolphin research, education and conservation action. Wilkinson is also an adjunct scientist with the Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program at Mote. Her research assesses predator-prey interactions between sharks and coastal bottlenose dolphin populations in southwestern Florida.
Ross Johnston
Education Specialist II @Mote Marine Laboratory
Ross Johnston is an Education Specialist II at Mote Marine Laboratory who develops and delivers virtual STEAM lessons for SEA Trek, Mote's award-winning virtual field trip program. In collaboration with the Education, Development, and Communications Departments, he creates and promotes branded storyline connection and content to increase Mote’s visibility. He also leads exhibit training, public gallery tours, press events, and VIP events. He helps coordinate and instruct professional development workshops, public speaking engagements, community outreach, volunteer training, and programs with scientists.
Ximena Arvizu
Photo IDs @Eagle Ray Project - Mexican Caribbean
Ximena has always been passionate about conservation, especially coral reefs and animals that rely on them.Ximena had the opportunity to study in the Great Barrier Reef (the largest reef in the world!) while receiving her Bachelor of Environmental Science and Master of Protected Area Management at James Cook University, in Australia.