ANGARI Foundation has been hard at work this February including, exhibiting at both ManateeFest and TurtleFest.
On June 20th, 2023 public middle and high school science teachers from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties were introduced to ANGARI Foundation’s hands-on shark research and education program in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU) scientists, known as Coastal Ocean Explorers: Sharks (COE: Sharks).
Eleven teachers boarded R/V ANGARI at Miami Beach Marina to experience ANGARI’s COE: Sharks program firsthand as part of the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute’s (UF TESI) Immersive Environmental Education Fellowship. This teacher fellowship opportunity was part of a weeklong program combining outdoor educational field experiences with active science learning to bolster Earth and environmental science teaching in the classroom. The fellowship also provides participating teachers with educational resources, standards-aligned lessons, a community of learning and access to science experts to share with their students and schools.
ANGARI’s COE: Sharks program features expedition days on the water aboard the Foundation’s 65-foot research vessel, R/V ANGARI, for educators and youth ages 12 to 18 throughout the year. On Tuesday, June 20th the UF TESI teacher fellows and scientist mentors boarded R/V ANGARI for a day of science-at-sea, where they received instruction and training in relevant marine science field methods and ecological concepts while working side-by-side with FIU scientists to fish for and study sharks in support of shark research and conservation.
For more info and photos, visit the R/V ANGARI expedition page.