Conservation & Education Hub
We create content to educate the general public about sharks, skates and rays, the threats they face and conservation efforts to protect them. Courses include video lessons, activities, quizzes and action items. Our K-12 program will give students a chance to learn about shark biology and conservation while engaging with women of color working in the field of shark science. In the Grades K-2 class, students will get to do fun science experiments and exercises to learn about what makes sharks special. In the Grades 3-5 class students will explore shark anatomy while learning about some common shark species. The middle school class (Grades 6-8) will learn about some of the threats facing sharks and how scientists are working to understand and reverse negative human impacts on shark populations. Finally, the high school class (Grades 9-12) will learn about some of the techniques scientists use to study sharks while getting to practice analyzing some real data.
If you are an educator (formal or informal) or work with minority youth in grades K-12 who may be interested in learning about sharks and their relatives, we invite you to apply to become a Gill Guardians Ambassador. Becoming an ambassador is free and allows you to attend a free workshop to learn about sharks, how to deliver the Gill Guardians content and allyship training for all staff. It also unlocks additional resources, guidance and support from the MISS outreach team. Additionally, ambassadors will be featured on the website. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador please complete this form. We will contact you with additional details. Ambassador cohorts will be onboarded monthly.
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