Jennifer Long - Operations Manager / Marine Naturalist
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Education: Bachelor of Science in Geo-environmental Studies, Shippensburg University; Ed.D in Educational Leadership with a Focus in Higher Education, Masters of Science in Geo-environmental Studies with a focus on earth/space science and environmental education, Shippensburg University
Experience: Awarded McLane Contribution Foundation Grant of $26,000 to utilized towards science education programs; Awarded William B. McIlwaine Science Teaching Award by PSTA; Graduate Research article on outdoor education published in PSTA; Earned professional development certificate for Project Wet, Project Wild, and Wild Aquatic; Presided for Jane Lubchenco, Head of NOAA at NSTA conference; Science Field Supervisor for science student teachers at Rowan University; Geology Instructor at Stockton University; Environmental Education Director at Upper Maine Line YMCA developing and managing STEM environmental education outreach programs, school group programs, preschool and youth classes, and summer nature camps for ages 2-18; Instrumental in developing and expanding programs relating to marine flora and fauna with the CMWW&RC, programs that allow students and community members the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge on animal classification, plankton studies, and the whale and dolphin identification using IMATCH; Developed and supervised school programs that consist of multiple hands-on stations that take place on the boat that relate to marine mammals, invertebrates, water characteristics, navigations tools and techniques, whale and dolphin cataloguing, and plankton sampling;
Whale Sense Certified.