See our outreach website Abaco Scientist. Selected recent outreach activities spearheaded by Layman Lab members are listed below with links to additional information.
Development of an educational video about fisheries of Haiti.
Nine talks and educational poster donations for schools in Haiti (200 participants)
Working with fishers of Haiti to augment fisheries through construction of artificial reefs (20 participants)
Sponsored a high school from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for the fall term.
Interviewed for a shark conservation article in the fall 2016 ‘Abaco Life’ an island magazine.
Invited talks for shark conservation with Friends of the Environment on Great Abaco Island and Green Turtle Cay, The Bahamas (70 participants).
Teaching of education module for sea turtle and marine conservation to GROW summer camp for elementary school students in Antigua, West Indies (~40 participants).
Teaching of “Turtle Tuesday” weekly children’s education talks dealing with sea turtle science and conservation, Antigua, West Indies (5-20 participants).
Teaching with Shad in the Classroom Project at Wake Forest Middle School, reviewing fish biology and anatomy with hands-on fish dissections (95 participants) More information here
Development of lab activities for Island Investigator course for ages 13-16 with Friends of the Environment. More information here
Teen science cafe presentation to high school students (50 participants). More information here.
An extensive fisher-based outreach program in Haiti. We have had community meetings with ~200 participants in total. About 20 people have been directly involved with constructing artificial reefs with us.
Developed an educational poster for students in Haiti, and have presented the poster in classrooms allowing us to directly interact with as many as 200 students.
Co-coordinator of the Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Lionfish Research Symposium (>100 participants).
Project Manager of the Invasive Lionfish Web Portal. More information here
Developed and taught Friends of the Environment summer field course for ages 15-18+ (6 participants). More information here
Project leader for “Drone diaries of the Bahamas” Save Our Seas Foundation projects. More information here
Regular contributor to Johnson Outdoors “Adventure out on the Water” blog. More information here
Guest speaker at NC State’s Student Fisheries Society meeting (30 participants). More information here
Science Judge Volunteer for NC Blue Heron Bowl (75 participants). More information here
Help coordinate and co-sponsored the Central Abaco lionfish derby (50 participants). More information here
Co-sponsor and instructor for the BREEF teaching training workshop on San Salvador (30 participants). More information here
Article in Bahamas Coastal Angler Magazine. More information here
Coordinated and sponsored the Abaco Mangrove Survey citizen science project (40 participants). More information here
Volunteered at the Green Turtle and Marsh Harbour lionfish derbies (90 participants).
Science advisors for Paralax Film on Bahamas Blue TV series. More information here
Five community meetings with Haiti fisherman on Ile a Vache (>200 participants). More information here
Community meeting on seagrass research in Little Harbour community, Abaco (15 participants).