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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Dania Beach, Florida
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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.
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.
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”.
Jillian is on a mission to create a new generation of shark advocates through access to a dynamic range of educational materials.