Marstel-Day Hosts Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s Head of Research and Education Programs on Ocean Sustainability

Vice-President of Research and Education, at the Consortium of Ocean Leadership, Kristen Yarincik

Vice-President of Research and Education, at the Consortium of Ocean Leadership, Kristen Yarincik

August 10, 2015 (Fredericksburg, VA) International environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day announced that the Vice-President of Research and Education, at the Consortium of Ocean Leadership, Kristen Yarincik, will speak at the firm’s Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign on August 19, 2015, at the firm’s Alexandria, VA office. The talk will be given at noon EST and can be viewed via livestream from the Marstel-Day website.

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is a nonprofit organization that focuses on uniting the oceanographic community through advocacy, program management, and facilitation of research efforts among its member institutions. The Consortium represents 89 of the leading public and private ocean research education institutions, aquaria and industry.

Yarincik’s WCAC talk will focus on ocean sustainability and the need for diverse ocean leaders. She oversees several programs, including: the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee, and the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), which includes an academic competition and a program to engage high school students in ocean science and related studies.

The public is invited to join a viewing of the livestream at its headquarters in Fredericksburg, VA or to watch it from the convenience of their own computers. Registration is strongly suggested for viewing it at the firm’s headquarters at 513 Prince Edward Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, since space is limited. Register by emailing Instructions will be posted on the morning of the presentation, August 19th.

Marstel-Day’s Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign was launched by Marstel-Day CEO Rebecca Rubin to highlight the challenges facing wildlife today, and how individuals and groups can help improve the plight of wildlife. The next talk will be on September 17 and will feature the Director of Conservation at the Oakland Zoo, Amy Gotliffe, who will discuss mountain lions and human-wildlife conflict.

Past WCAC speakers have included: senior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official Brian Arroyo on the how the illegal wildlife trade imperils endangered species; Dr. Mamie Parker on reconnecting children to nature; Discover Nature Apps cofounder Evan Hirsche on using smartphone technology to increase engagement and appreciation of public lands; all-star drummer Rich Redmond’s high-energy combination talk and performance on “Motivation, Music and Mother Nature”; 5 Gyres Institute co-founder Marcus Eriksen on how plastics pollute the oceans and kill wildlife; and executive director of the Earth Journalism Network, James Fahn on the challenges that environmental reporters face.

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