CEELAB is extensively engaged in community outreach and education. We have worked with hundreds of K-12 educators and thousands of children in central Florida by having UCF students share marine biology information with children in classroom settings, at camps, STEAM nights, etc.

Two efforts we are especially fond of: 1) our collaboration with PedsAcademy at Nemours Children’s Hospital and having hospitalized children participate in our research as citizen-scientists, and 2) our annual educator mangrove workshop in Canaveral National Seashore at which educators collect propagules to grow with their respective classes for nine months. We collect the seedlings after this most vulnerable period and continue to grow them at our campus greenhouse for 1-4 years before installing them in shoreline stabilization.

Outreach products created by CEELAB to expand our impact: