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This is Jillian

Jillian is a Marine Biologist fighting to protect sharks by spreading knowledge about them to the younger generation. So far, she has reached out to over 60,000 children with a goal of helping the next generation become shark and ocean advocates.

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Jillian can get more equipment needed to engage kids in schools.

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Dania Beach, Florida

Sharks4Kids

Jillian Morris

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Why care

Coastal development, fishing pressure and ocean pollution is threatening Critically Endangered sharks and their habitats in the Bahamas. Sharks are also cursed with a bad reputation. To protect them, people need to actually care about them. 

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Their work

Jillian is a Marine Biologist, shark Conservationist and Educator, and the Founder and President of Sharks4Kids.

  • Works against the pop culture image of sharks as monsters and educates kids with real shark facts so they do not fear them.

  • Provides curriculum, games and activities in schools that allows teachers to integrate shark education into their science programs.

  • Gives people and kids positive experiences with sharks both IRL and virtually.

  • Does education tours, field trips, shark tagging, expeditions and outreach events.

  • Her work sets a global standard for how conservation, policy, education and science can all come together to protect sharks.


Achievements

  • Getting teachers and school principals in the area excited about what Jillian and her organization does.

  • Students creating blogs, videos, or other creative things about sharks after having visited the shark sanctuary.

  • Is an accomplished underwater cinematographer and photographer having her work featured on media like National Geographic, BBC, Discovery and more.

  • Author of a children’s book “Norman the Nurse Shark”.


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SDG 14 Life Below Water

The mission

Jillian is on a mission to create a new generation of shark advocates through access to a dynamic range of educational materials.

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