Outreach & Public Engagement
The Gills Club
Members of the ZoMBiE lab serve as proud mentors of The Gills Club, a signature action by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. Getting to work with young girls and encourage their passion for shark biology reignites our own passion for the field.
The Gills Club harnesses girls' passion for sharks, nature and the environment by giving them the opportunity to engage in projects focused on making a significant impact on the way sharks are perceived by the public.
Recently, Dr. Yopak traveled to the New England Aquarium for the Gills Club Symposium: Women Making Waves. This two-day symposium included panel discussions, hands on dissections, and public seminars. If you missed it, you can check out the live stream here:
We also volunteer our time to work with UNCW Marine Quest, particularly the program “Shark Trek.”
MarineQuest is the official marine science outreach program for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Watson College of Education, and the Center for Marine Science providing young people with opportunities to explore, discover and value our marine habitats.
Interested in learning more? Head to their website to check out their programs!