Conservation Biology class field trip to Maine, March 2018

Over an action-packed two days, my Harvard University Conservation Biology students visited five organizations to learn about marine conservation efforts in Maine. In particular, we got a close look at the interface between marine sustainability and aquaculture. Our stops included the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Mook Sea Farm, Bigelow Marine Labs (including a delicious seaweed-focused dinner by Ocean's Balance), the Ocean Approved seaweed farm, Bangs Island Mussels, and the Friends of Casco Bay

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Getting a tour from Bill Mook at Mook Sea Farm, an oyster producer and one of the largest oyster seed hatcheries on the US east coast.

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Checking out the Bangs Island floating mussel farm with Paul Dobbins of Ocean Approved seaweed.

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Talking seaweed farming and getting out on Casco Bay with Paul Dobbins of Ocean Approved seaweed farm.

Careers in Conservation workshop at Harvard, February 2018

Interest in careers in environmental conservation is thriving at Harvard University and is led by the Harvard College Conservation Society. Every year the society organizes a Careers in Conservation Conference and I was honored to lead a workshop about career paths and work in the field of conservation biology. The free event is held every February and I strongly encourage anyone with interest in the field to attend. 

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