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December 2016 Elasmobranch of the Month: Common Skate

December 2016 Elasmobranch of the Month: Common Skate

Thanks to our ambassador Amie Williams for putting this together. Amie is the project officer at the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme and will be sharing lots of amazing research with us.  Common Skate (Dipturus intermedia and Dipturus flossada) Key Features […]
Shark Education in The Dominican Republic

Shark Education in The Dominican Republic

Last month I had a JAWsome Skype Classroom session with grade 2 students at Cap Cana Heritage School. Teacher Haylee Hanson reached out to connect her students because they were doing a Problem Based Learning project about sharks. We had a […]
Shark Girls in St. Maarten

Shark Girls in St. Maarten

Sharks4Kids was part of the Save Our Sharks Expedition 2016 and before departing for the expedition, we spent some time in St. Maarten working with the Nature Foundation to educate local students about sharks. In June 2016 we spent a […]
Meet Biologist Dorien Schröder

Meet Biologist Dorien Schröder

An internship in South Africa solidified Dorien’s desire to work with sharks and after she finished her master’s degree she returned to South Africa to work as a field specialist for Oceans Research. Dorien gained a lot of experience and […]
Meet Biologist Joshua Moyer

Meet Biologist Joshua Moyer

Joshua Moyer is a biologist specializing in elasmobranch fishes (sharks, skates, and rays). After completing his Bachelors of Science with Departmental Honors in Biology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Joshua earned his Masters of Science from Cornell University, where he […]
Shark Education Ambassador Jilly Wenderlich

Shark Education Ambassador Jilly Wenderlich

Jilly watching great whites in New Zealand Image: Mike Coots Jilly Wenderlich grew up crawling through tidepools and to this day is still an absolute water baby , working hard to protect sharks and the oceans. She’s an avid freediver […]
Shark Education Ambassador Mollie Getson

Shark Education Ambassador Mollie Getson

Marine biologist Mollie Getson has worked with numerous species of sharks during her time as an aquarist at the New England Aquarium, Florida Aquarium and the Georgia Aquarium. She currently works as a biologist for Bass Pro Shops and is […]
Norman the Nurse Shark Swims into Arkansas

Norman the Nurse Shark Swims into Arkansas

Our junior ambassador Patrik recently shared our first children’s book, Norman the Nurse Shark with a class of kindergarten students in Little Rock, Arkansas. The spotted eagle ray character in the book is actually named after Patrik, so we were […]
Student Shark Tagging with Guy Harvey Research Institute

Student Shark Tagging with Guy Harvey Research Institute

  One of our main goals at Sharks4Kids is to provide hands on experience for students in order for them to gain a better understanding of sharks. Our lead scientist Dr. Derek Burkholder runs shark research expeditions for the Nova […]
October 2016 Shark of the Month Silky Shark

October 2016 Shark of the Month Silky Shark

Thank you to our ambassador Amie Williams for putting together October’s Shark of the Month!   Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) (Bibron, 1839)   Key Feature: Silky sharks get their common name from their relatively smooth skin. This paired with their […]