education + outreach

tiny animals, big stories

Sea stars have been hit by the ocean’s latest zombie apocalypse. Lesions swell on their bodies, internal organs emerge, and limbs detach.

Birch Aquarium, Winter 2020

mangroves: from roots to leaves

Ice-cold water shocked my hand as it breached the shallow tank’s surface. A rainbow of colors glittered up through gentle currents. 

Birch Aquarium, Winter 2020

west coast whales

Why choose a to tell one story over another? Sometimes it’s interest, sometimes it’s inspiration, and other times it’s intrusion.

Birch Aquarium, Spring 2018 - Winter 2020

presenting on the public floor

Orca songs echo through the Birch Aquarium as guests flood in for Whale Fest. 

California Academy of Sciences, Summer 2018

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