Ann McElhattonDateline: ... bringing a simplified perspective to your beachcombing inquiries & more.
Ann has defined what it means to be a 21st century armchair scientist. She finds creating opportunities that make marine science accessible to the general public (those without science degrees or in the science field day-to-day) to be a very rewarding experience. In fact, Ann enjoys it so much that in 2008 she founded Beach Chair Scientist! The site has received over a half million visitors to the almost 400 posts in less than four years. It has been featured in Diver Magazine, the NOAA’s Information Exchange for Marine Educators, National Science Teacher’s Association blog, NewsWorks, and linked on numerous websites and blogs (including USGS, WildCoast, Wild New Jersey, and Conservation Law Foundation). Ann has a B.S. in Marine Resources Management from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and an M.Ed. in Environmental Education from Florida Atlantic University. She is currently the Program Manager with the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program, and is a member of the North American Association of Environmental Educators, National Marine Educators Association and the Mid-Atlantic Marine Educators Association.