While we all rely on the ocean for half our oxygen, our climate, and our economy, not everyone has a voice in marine science and conservation, a field which has little racial diversity.
Recognizing and removing the barriers preventing access to this field is critical to the health of our planet. In this webinar, two organizations will present their experiences, outlining how they evaluated the barriers to accessing opportunities in this field and how they are working to remove them. Join Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Samantha Gallardo, Cassandra Harrris and Dr. Tara Cox to hear about the steps they have taken to increase access to the field.
This webinar is the first of four talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the marine mammal conservation field, and leads up to the DEI session at the 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, to be held on December 13-17, 2021 in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Dr. Tara Cox - Savannah State University
Regina Asmutis-Silvia - Whale and Dolphin Conservation North America
Samantha Gallardo - Whale and Dolphin Conservation North America
Cassandra Harris - US Geological Survey