Sharing a Ardour for Ocean and Coastal Acidification with Janet Reimer — Nationwide Marine Educators Affiliation

Janet Reimer

SOCAN Co-Coordinator

Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Community (SOCAN) and College of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

Impressed by the Setting

After I was about 8 years outdated, I used to be snorkeling and feeding the fish. Unexpectedly I used to be surrounded and “attacked” by sergeant majors, tangs, and gar. I climbed up on high of my mom’s shoulders to get out of the water (she was standing). Ever since then, I’ve had a love of the ocean that’s inexplicable. I’m impressed by the truth that what I analysis has tangible, real-life utility. After I educate, I attempt to encourage college students by offering examples from their very own lives. I assign homework that forces them to take a look at the way in which they dwell and use the surroundings round them. I ask them to think about how the ecosystem serves them and use regional examples when instructing about ecosystem providers.

I began my Marine Schooling journey as a volunteer on the New York Aquarium after I was in highschool. Then, as an undergraduate at Southampton Faculty on Lengthy Island, NY, I majored in Marine Science with a focus in Biology, with a minor in English Literature. I’ve at all times needed to work in, on, or across the ocean. And I really like writing.

A Ardour for Outreach

As a SOCAN Co-Coordinator, my favourite facet is outreach schooling. I’ve a real ardour to “repair” acidification, however step one is to work together with folks to introduce the issue of acidification. SOCAN does this by means of digital webinars and workshops. I additionally love instructing environmental science to college students in Junior Faculty. It satisfies my love of instructing and outreach. As a part of my outreach duties, I handle social media platforms reminiscent of Fb, Twitter, and emails to SOCAN members. Ocean acidification (and basic environmental) schooling is necessary to me as a result of acidification is an drawback that we are able to scale back the results of, particularly if persons are extra conscious of it. I get to do the laboratory science and science outreach. I get to do one thing necessary for the surroundings and a job I really like, and that’s necessary to me. SOCAN has periodic webinars aimed toward non-science stakeholders, e-mail updates on analysis, laws, schooling, proposal calls, and so on.; something associated to acidification. Folks can join our e-mail updates by means of the web site and observe us on Fb and Twitter. All of our webinars are accessible by means of YouTube.

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