David Brown: World renowned underwater filmmaker

Podcast Episode #7

David is a world renowned underwater filmmaker with a positive outlook on the fate of our oceans. His extensive knowledge and experience documenting what’s below the surface is clearly demonstrated in his most recent film Fragile Legacy. Hear from this lifelong ocean advocate about his experiences as a Cousteau society team member and how he was the first to ever live broadcast from underwater!

Watch the Fragile Legacy trailer, visit Fragile Legacy’s website, and attend the May 14th screening at The Corning Museum of Glass!

Emily Callahan & Amber Jackson: Rigs 2 Reef Exploration co-founders

Podcast Episode #6

Emily and Amber co-founded Rigs 2 Reef Exploration, an initiative working to preserve the biodiverse ocean ecosystems beneath California’s offshore oil rigs. Hear how these two ocean advocates are bringing attention to this misunderstood and controversial issue in partnership with Dr. Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue.

Follow Rigs 2 Reef on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Watch their Science Sea TV episodes, and check out their website to learn more!

Stephanie Lance: Ocean loving kindergarten teacher

Podcast Episode #5

Steph is a kindergarten teacher at High Tech Elementary North County with a passion for the ocean. She highlights ocean science and environmental stewardship into her teaching, both in and out of the classroom. Hear about how her informal education experience has crossed into her formal teaching career, where she utilizes project based learning and NGSS standards.

Learn more about Steph and her ocean teaching initiatives by visiting the Tidepool Treasures Project website, following her on Twitter, and checking out her digital portfolio.  You can also purchase “Treasure our Tidepools”, a book created by her kindergarten students.

Emma: 13 year old aspiring marine biologist

Podcast Episode #4

Emma is a 7th grader with a passion for all things ocean. Having found very few marine biology opportunities for middle schoolers, Emma started a marine biology club at her school. Determined to learn as much as she can about marine science, Emma spends time at the ocean, visit aquariums and informal science centers, watches documentaries, and does school projects on ocean animals whenever possible. Get inspired by her dedication and her positive attitude!

Dr. Andy Nosal: Leading shark biologist

Podcast Episode #3

Andy is a shark scientist studying the biology and ecology of leopard sharks in Southern California. He is currently completing his postdoctoral work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. As one of the world’s leading shark researchers, he most recently found that smell contributes largely to a shark’s sense of direction. As a great science communicator, Andy is also passionate about changing the way people perceive sharks.

Follow @andrewnosal on Twitter and learn more about Andy’s leopard shark research in this National Geographic article and this Scripps Institution of Oceanography article.