TME 2006 Participants
Tropical Marine Ecology (TME) has provided summer workshops for teachers since 1987. We have studied coral reef ecosystems at the Hofstra University Marine Laboratory (HUML), the Curaçao Sea Aquarium, and this Year at the Roatan Institute for Marine Science (RIMS). Our workshop participants this year are:
Garry Dole, Science Resources Coordinator at Erie 2 BOCES In Fredonia, NY. Garry oversees an elementary science kit program for 35,000 students in the Western New York area. He is committed to providing an opportunity for teachers to study tropical ecosystems to better understand our “Living Environment.”
Kathy Dole, Elementary Teacher at JT Waugh School, Lake Shore Central, Angola, NY.
Helen Domske, Coastal Education Specialist, New York Sea Grant, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Dana Gast, Educator, Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls, NY.
Sandi Holden, Substitute Teacher, Eden Central School, Eden, NY and a former School Board Member at Hamburg Central Schools, Hamburg, NY.
Tom Holden, Retired Nuclear Engineer, Western NY Nuclear Service Center, Ashford, NY.
Kelly Monahan, Teacher, West Irondequoit High School, Rochester, NY.
Deanne O’Day, Teacher, Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo, NY. Deanne has been a member of the Science Department since 1973 where she currently teaches both Honors and AP Biology. Deanne attended the University at Buffalo. She received her BA and MS from Canisius College. In addition to teaching, Deanne serves as the Science Club advisor.
Brenda Stevanato, Teacher, East Senior High School, West Seneca Central Schools, West Seneca, NY.
Mel Zimmerman, Professor, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA. Dr. Mel Zimmerman has been teaching for 26 years and is the Lowry Professor of Biology and the Director of the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute. He also directs the Environmental Science program and teaches courses in Ecology, Aquatic Biology, Invertebrate Zoology, Environmental Science and Tropical Marine Biology, which includes a field trip to a lab in Jamaica. His research and publications deal with stream ecology and restoration, wetland ecology and wastewater biology.