#WeAreNMEA - George Matsumoto
Senior Education and Research Specialist
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Moss Landing, CA
As a long time member of NMEA and former board member, I am very pleased to be able to share my enthusiasm for the ocean with you. I've been diving since college and still use SCUBA for research at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), although we usually focus on the deep sea environment. I'm fortunate to be able to work with the Monterey Bay Aquarium as well as teach as a local community college, Monterey Peninsula College. For the past few years, I've been helping to run a unique educator professional development workshop called EARTH (www.mbari.org/EARTH) but we are retooling the workshop this year - stay tuned to see what develops. MBARI also runs an internship program that is open to educators. My wife was an educator for over twenty years and now, in her 'retirement', is busier than ever working with Our Little Roses, a school for girls in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
As 2019 begins, our ocean is faced with some extreme challenges and I look forward to working with you to help stem the flow of misinformation and better inform our future/students.