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How Do I Become a Marine Biologist?

January 28, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The program

Are you a student thinking about a career as a marine biologist? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from Jaclyn Doody, a Naturalist and Marine Animal Researcher based in Key West, Florida. During this interactive Q&A session, students will have the chance to ask questions about coursework, internships, college and certificate programs, and anything else about becoming a successful marine biologist!

Parents, teachers, and mentors are also encouraged to participate.

The speaker

Often called a ‘Dolphin Whisperer’, Jaclyn Doody has been researching and educating the public on several species of whales and dolphins for the past ten years. Jaclyn has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has worked all over the world to develop the necessary skills and experience to become a Marine Mammal Scientist. She is currently working in Key West for an ecotourism company, where she not only serves as a Wildlife Guide, but is also collecting data to spearhead a photo-identification project on the residential population of bottlenose dolphins.  She has identified 125 individuals so far, and is interested in their social associations and how boat traffic impacts their behavior and movement patterns.

Accessing the program

This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session.

Click here to register!

The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs. Closed captioning is provided. If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties.

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


January 28
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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