Loggerhead Marinelife Center Director of Education Hannah Campbell has been elected Southeast Regional Director for the Florida Marine Science Educator’s Association (FMSEA).
Founded in 1968, FMSEA is a professional group of individuals and organizations devoted to the cause of aquatic education in Florida. It is a regional chapter of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of the world of water, both fresh and salt.
The Southeast Regional Director holds a 2-year term, and candidates must be nominated and elected into the position. Campbell will be responsible for arranging, coordinating and organizing Regional Outings (field trips, workshops, etc.), as well as communicating professional development opportunities in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, and Saint Lucie counties.
“I am both honored and humbled to be elected into this regional position within FMSEA,” said Campbell. “One of the many goals I hope to accomplish during my tenure is to connect southeastern marine science educators and encourage partnerships and collaboration across county lines.”
Campbell and her team are also working on an initiative to expand standard-aligned, project-based lessons at Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), with the goal of increasing access to and connecting teachers across all counties with free educational resources. More information about this initiative will be forthcoming.
In addition to her duties at LMC, Campbell is also a facilitator of the Aquatic Species Collection Certification program, a collaborative certification course between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and FMSEA, where educators attend a workshop and earn a certificate, valid for 3-years, to conduct in-water field activities with their students following all regulations and best practices guided by FWC for educational activities.
About Loggerhead Marinelife Center:
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with 76 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The Center is expanding and has launched its Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMC’s conservation and education impact. When complete, the facility will offer one of the world’s most advanced and unique experiences for guests and scientific partners. For more information, visit marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.