Outreach & Service

 

OUTREACH & COMMUNICATION

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  • SusQ-Cyber Charter School, Bloomsburg, PA
    Virtual visit, Career Exploration Guest Speaker: A career as a marine biologist studying sea turtles, February 2017
  • Medium.com piece, co-authored with Dr. SE Myhre, January 2017
    For our science and ourselves – We are only as strong as the support we give and receive
    https://medium.com/@SarahEMoffitt/for-our-science-and-ourselves-464096970218#.subtsqq3l
  • University of Utah, GEO 3800-001: The Oceans, Sept. 2016
    Virtual visit, Sea turtles & Plastics: Research, Anecdotes and Q&A
  • German Nicaraguan School of Managua’s Annual Field Trip, Padre Ramos, Nicaragua, May 2016
    Introduction to sea turtles and the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative, interactive talks, and sea turtle capture tour
  • Pace Academy’s Center for Global Leadership Central America Trip, Estero Padre Ramos, Nicaragua, June 2016
    Introduction to sea turtles and the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative, Let’s Talk Marine Debris, interactive talks, sea turtle capture tour and mangrove estuary tour. Pace teacher’s blog about their experience working with Katie, here: http://icgl.paceacademy.org/travel/2016/06/06/day-3-the-terrific-12-loving-life-in-padre-ramos/
  • University of Texas, El Paso Earth Week Celebration, April 2016
    Ditch Disposables, Pick Reusables! interactive booth
  • Primrose School of Griffin Parc, Frisco, Texas, June 2015
    Preschool Sea Turtle Time, interactive lesson
  • Southwood Valley Elementary School Super Science Techno Night, College Station, Texas, Mar. 2014
    Connecting Inland Texas Youth to the Ocean, interactive booth
    https://katiewedemeyer.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/connecting-inland-texas-youth-to-the-ocean/
  • Brazos Aquarium Society Speaker Series, Bryan, Texas, Sept. 2014
    High frequency of occurrence of anthropogenic debris ingestion by sea turtles in the North Pacific Ocean
  • Telemundo interview (in Spanish), Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista, California, June 2012
    Southern CA & Baja CA native species at the Living Coast Discovery Center.
    Watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/GRQlemAsGJs

SERVICE

  • University of California Education Abroad Program Promise Awards
    Scholarship Review Panel, April 2017
  • Academic Mental Health Collective
    Co-host of monthly mental health in academia twitter chat (#MHPhDchat),
    Topic: graduate school, expectations vs. reality, January 2017
  • The Upward Bound Program at the University of Texas, El Paso
    Distinguished Scholar Guest Speaker, July 2016
  • North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, WI
    Volunteer, Concurrent Sessions, July 2016
  • University of Texas, El Paso Graduate Student Association
    Founding Member, June 2016-present
  • University of Texas, El Paso Student Green Team
    Committee Member, Feb. 2016-present
  • Texas A&M NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
    Judge, Student Symposium Poster Exhibition, Feb. 2013
  • Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Huatulco, Mexico
    Planning Committee Member & Instructor, Student & Teacher Workshops, Jan.-March 2012
  • Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, San Diego CA
    Planning Committee Member & Instructor, Student & Teacher Workshops, March.-April 2011
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