2021 Guest Speaker Series

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On the last Saturday of each month, we’ll be offering a free online event featuring a womxn in STEM Guest Speaker. We at Terranaut Club believe it’s critically important for girls and gender minorities to see themselves represented in STEM careers, so we developed this Guest Speaker Series to offer our participants more (virtual) face time with womxn in these fields. Our Guest Speaker Series is open to girls+ (girls & underrepresented genders) who live in πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Atlantic Canada or πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Florida and meet the event’s suggested age range. 

If you’re not able to tune in live, these events will be recorded and posted later on our YouTube page.


April

Our April Guest Speaker is Giselle Deane, a Science Officer at Bahamas National Trust, the organization that manages all 32 of the Bahamas National Parks! Her talk is titled “Nature Conservation in the Bahamas: Challenges and Solutions.” We can’t wait to host her!

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Giselle will be joining us to talk about her job in nature conservation and education as a Science Officer for Bahamas National Trust, the organization that manages all 32 of the Bahamas National Parks! We’ll be learning about the many challenges that the Bahamas, an archipelagic state of over 700 islands, face with respect to the conservation of nature.

  • Saturday, April 24th at 2:00 pm Atlantic / 1:00 pm Eastern (Florida)
  • 1 hour long
  • For girls+ (girls & underrepresented genders) who live in Atlantic Canada or Florida
  • Giselle’s talk is best suited for girls+ ages 12 – 18, but younger participants are welcome if they’re keen to learn about this topic
  • Registration is limited to 15, and ends the night before
  • Free!

ABOUT GISELLE

Giselle is a Science Officer at Bahamas National Trust, and through this position is a member of the National Climate Change Committee. Her job has involved coral reef assessments, bird surveys, coastal habitat restoration, snake education, and more.




March (Math Month!)

Our March Guest Speaker was Rebecca Alcock, a PhD student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. Her talk was titled “Math in Medicine: Calculating and Coding a Healthier World” and will soon be uploaded to our YouTube channel.


February

Our February Guest Speaker was Erica Porter, a Fisherwoman and Ocean Technician from Nova Scotia, Canada. Her talk was titled “Life on the Ocean: Fishing, Science & Conservation” and will soon be uploaded to our YouTube channel.


January

Our January Guest Speaker was Andy Fragola, a Marine Biologist and Shark Safety Diver with One Ocean Diving in Hawaii. Her talk was titled “Sharks in Hawaii: Apex Predator, Not Monster” and will soon be uploaded to our YouTube channel. Photos below by Chiara Salomoni and Cameron Grant.

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