Being from western North Carolina, I had little exposure to marine ecosystems. However, a field trip to Florida in my 7th grade science class was all I needed to get hooked. While anecdotal, this illustrates the impact that even one good exposure to science can have on people.
I firmly believe that science exposure drives social good, and that scientists have a duty to facilitate that exposure. That’s why I regularly engage in a variety of outreach events, including local community events, remote classroom discussions, media interviews, and more. I’m always looking for people to reach, so if you’d like me to engage with your class or community group, fill out a contact form here. If you like, you can also follow me on Twitter.