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Surf Science Summer Webinar Series

Interactive Marine Biology on Zoom for curious surfers!

  • Free!

Service Description

Join me in my new virtual Surf Science series on Zoom! As a seasoned surfer with over 15 years of surfing waves, big and small, around the world, I love helping aspiring surfers overcome challenges and reach their goals. I'm also a marine biologist (BS Marine Biology and MS Microbiology) and environmental science educator. Tune in each week for a 30 minute virtual surf science presentation, followed by a 30 minute interactive group discussion and Q&A. Fun & educational for all ages! WEEK 1 - Thursday July 16th, 5pm PT "SoCal Surf Sealife - SAND CREATURES!" Join us for an intro to some common wildlife you might encounter while surfing in SoCal waters... Today we're talking about SAND CREATURES! All ages - Bring some paper and something to draw/color with! Price: FREE! $5 of every Venmo donation made to @surfwihtkatie will go to Save The Waves (www.savethewaves.org) WEEK 2 - Thursday July 23rd, 5pm PT "Kelp Forests!" Dive into a golden seascape off our California coast-- kelp forests! Kelp forests are home to a wide diversity of life and one of the fastest growing organisms on Earth. Join us to learn about Giant Kelp, Giant Seabass, leopard sharks, and kelp-urchin-otter interactions. We'll also learn how SCUBA-diving scientists study this unique and valuable ecosystem-- and try it out ourselves! This week we're benefitting Waves for Water! $5 of every Venmo donation made to @surfwithkatie will go to Waves for Water (wavesforwater.org) WEEK 3 - Thursday July 30th, 5pm PT "In the Surf Zone" What's swimming around with us when we're in the water surfing? Sometimes it can be scary to think that there could be sea creatures like stingrays and sharks around, so come get a closer look with us and see how cool and friendly these species can be as we get into.... The Surf Zone! This week we're benefitting The International Surf Therapy Organization! $5 of every Venmo donation made to @surfwithkatie will go to https://intlsurftherapy.org/ . WEEK 4 - Thursday August Taking Requests! ...Local Deep Sea anyone? Future topics may include (taking requests!): - Where do waves come from - Tides, tide pools and surfing - Surfers and ocean conservation - Microplastics and ocean circulation - Coral reefs - Red tides & bioluminescence

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Please contact 24 hours in advance for a full refund or to reschedule. No refunds within 24 hours, thanks for understanding.

Contact Details

katiemcconn@gmail.com