Christopher Petrone is the Marine Education Specialist with Delaware Sea Grant, which is housed within UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Based at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, he conducts professional development for classroom teachers and informal educators in the ocean sciences. Additionally, Chris works with K-16 teachers and students, as well as informal students groups, such as the Boy/Girl Scouts, to increase environmental and ocean literacy and access to ocean science research. He has a B.S. in Biology from Washington College (MD) and an M.S. in marine biosciences from the University of Delaware. Prior to his current position, Chris has been a classroom teacher, commercial oyster grower, and a Marine Education Specialist with Virginia Sea Grant and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.