1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meet a Scientist
Blake Hamilton is a fisheries ecologist with a focus on marine predators. His research aims to address gaps in knowledge where essential information for the conservation and management of fisheries resources is lacking. He is going to talk about his lab’s studies with sharks and rays, their biology and ecology, and how we can all help protect these important pieces of Florida’s marine ecosystems!
Scientist in Every Florida School, part of the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute and the Florida Museum of Natural History, is a free program for Florida’s K-12 public schools with a mission to engage students and teachers in cutting-edge research by providing science role models and experiences that inspire the future stewards of our planet. The University of Florida Department of Astronomy is proud to help Scientist in Every Florida School to advance the next generation’s knowledge of and interest in the universe.