Leigh Lubin recently joined Alaska Sea Grant as our education specialist. Based in Valdez, Leigh’s role is to support environmental and marine literacy around the state. She will be working with students, educators and researchers to facilitate and support educational activities and engage coastal communities. Leigh joins our team of community-based Marine Advisory Program agents and specialists across Alaska.
Leigh is a certified secondary school science teacher and earned her Master of Arts in teaching from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has experience teaching science, math, English and Spanish, as well as natural history. She is an experienced outdoor adventure guide and has guided across Alaska and around the world. Leigh is also a certified yoga instructor.
Leigh is developing a workshop for teachers interested in utilizing experiential methods to teach marine science, and is helping scientists to develop place-based curricula in the communities where they conduct research. This fall she worked with Alaska Sea Grant-funded researcher Chris Maio in Naknek to involve local students and teachers in coastal erosion monitoring activities. Leigh looks forward to creating more of these kinds of interchanges between scientists, educators and communities, with the goal to share, disseminate and incorporate local research into school curricula.
Visit Leigh Lubin’s profile page on the Alaska Sea Grant website.