MADE CLEAR Maryland Project Manager
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Pat Harcourt has joined the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science as the MADE CLEAR Maryland Project Manager. She got hooked on environmental science through research on baleen whale ecology in the northwest Atlantic. She worked at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve as a teacher specializing in translating marine science and data for use in the classroom and providing classes and teacher professional development in marine science, coastal science, and climate change. Pat was Program Manager at the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) –West in Los Angeles California, where she worked with scientists, teachers, and informal science educators to bring marine science and climate science into urban classrooms and institutions. Her experiences carrying out research aboard sailing vessels have made her a strong proponent of experiential learning and student field studies.