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Please note: this event has passed. The agenda from the 2020 Academy below is for reference only.
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Chris Snyder

University of Southern Mississippi Marine Education Center
Chris has been the Director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center since September of 2009. Chris previously held the positions of Public Information Officer for GCRL, Co-director of GCRL’s Summer Field Program, and Marine Education and Media Specialist at the Marine Education Center.  During his career, he has developed and implemented conservation and resource protections regulations, conducted public information programs, produced media products, and managed innovative hands-on educational programs focused on Mississippi’s coastal habitats and the animals that call them home. Most recently, Chris has been directly involved with the development and rebuilding of the Marine Education Center at the Laboratory’s Cedar Point site. The MEC reached over 9,000 students, teachers and residents with hands-on experiential STEM-based educational programs.