We’d like to welcome Sarah Trudel as our new part-time Marine Science Instructor! At the same time, we’d like to thank the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation for funding this position and helping to further NMLC’s education mission.
Sarah has been volunteering at National Marine Life Center since December 2010 in the animal care department and joined the staff as the new Marine Science Instructor in September 2011. Sarah comes to us from The Trustees of Reservations, where she served roles as the Interim Superintendent of Chappaquiddick Properties, Southeast Region Education Manager, and currently in her part time position as Islands Education Coordinator and director of the Claire Saltonstall Education Program. Sarah volunteers with the New England Aquarium as a marine animal stranding field volunteer, and also helped out at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium for a 5 month period during the spring of 2011 preparing sea turtle, seal, and fish diets for their aquarist staff. Sarah’s educational and animal care experiences also draw from her work at Zoo Atlanta where she was employed in the education department as a lead animal care specialist in the Wings of Wonder free-flighted bird show. Prior to her move to Zoo Atlanta, Sarah spent a number of years working as a wildlife assistant in an education & rehabilitation center in New Hampshire. Sarah holds a BS in Environmental Biology/Marine Science from Plymouth State University, and currently lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband Jeff, and son Taylor.