About Teresa Greely
Teresa enjoys sharing her enthusiasm, experiences and joys of a career in science and teaching. As a science educator she hopes to make the ocean sciences more accessible and meaningful to all. For fun she likes to do almost anything outdoors, such as paddling, hiking and biking. She also likes to listen to music, trying to dance and just being around people. Her love for the ocean began as a young girl growing up in Michigan while watching weekly episodes of Jacques Cousteau. She first visited the ocean at age 14 during a family vacation to Florida. After her first plunge in the salty water she was hooked!
Her day job is as an instructor and coordinator of education and outreach programs at University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science. She teaches college courses in Marine Science, Biology, Fish Ecology and Science Education and during the summers pre-college programs such as the Oceanography Camp for Girls. Her teaching goal is to advance ocean literacy not only by educating but also equipping others to use ocean information as consumers, citizens and stewards.
- The Florida Institute of Oceanography - Research
- C-IMAGE Consortium Overview
- Keys Marine Laboratory
- USF PaleoLab
- Research at More Marine Laboratory
- Mote Marine Laboratory: Environmental Laboratory of Forensics Program
- Wekiva High School, where Patty Murphy Smukall teaches
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