I am currently employed as Education Coordinator at NOAA Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary where I enjoy my work on the water and talking to people about ocean stewardship. The only thing I would change would be to be outside more often.
Last year NOAA had a few divers come along with us to check out the program and record it. But that was really the extent of their involvement. Also does NOAA have any scholarship programs or internship programs for young people that might be interested in Marine Science or Oceanography so we can get it out to some of the youth in our club or other interested young people?
My email address is Aquanautone@earthlink.net. Also me and some of my folks will be heading down to Key Biscayne in April to work with the Parks department in a program developed by Ken Stewart & Brenda Lanzendorf where we map the ship wreck debris fields. Is that the same as your program?
Hello Cathy. Last summer my club wanted to do a dive down in Gray's Reef but we couldn't find a dive operator to take us is the only way to dive Grays Reef through NOAA or do some dive operators actually make trips out there? Also I understand that NOAA has a program that allows volunteers to actually participate in mapping the reef could you tell us a little about it?