Wildlife Education Series – Animals on the Move: A Story of Migration and Dispersal Over Land and Under Sea

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Buttonwood Park Zoo
425 Hawthorn St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Student $5 - Member $8 - Non-member $10
Carrie Hawthorne
(508) 991-6178
Wildlife Education Series - Animals on the Move: A Story of Migration and Dispersal Over Land and Under Sea @ Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States

Stace Beaulieu, PhD, Senior Research Specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Austin Phillips, PhD, Postdoctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Annette Brickley, Science Educator, STEMming the Gaps Consulting

When the environment changes some animals stay, but others need to move to new locations. Some animals migrate with the seasons of the year, over land and in the ocean, too. Sometimes the environment can change drastically, and abruptly, and this, too, can even happen in the ocean. In this presentation developed for the Science on a Sphere, we’ll see how different animal species – from birds in the air to tubeworms in the deep sea – migrate or disperse to new locations as part of the dynamics and resilience of animal populations on Earth.

Beaulieu: Beaulieu is a biological oceanographer who studies the distribution of life in the ocean and on the seafloor. Her research spans a depth and geographic range from coastal waters off Massachusetts to the seafloor three-miles deep in the Pacific Ocean. She has more than 20 years of seagoing experience, including diving with human-occupied and remotely-operated vehicles to deep-sea hydrothermal vents.

Phillips: Phillips’s academic passion lies at the interface between math and ecology/evolutionary biology. He uses mathematical models to understand and predict the dynamics of populations adjusting to changing spatial distribution of their habitats.

Brickley: Brickley is a science education specialist with over a decade of experience in science outreach, teacher professional development, and instructional design. Brickley has developed content for the Science on a Sphere in conjunction with projects in environmental literacy funded by the National Science Foundation.

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