Huxley Speaker Series 10/12/17: David Henry: A Hitchhikers Guide to Marine Conservation Jobs

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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:11pm

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

Location: AW-204

Tips for following your environmental passion to a lifetime of adventure and meaningful work. Get a glimpse of employers, salaries and conservation efforts from the Pacific Ocean, to the Arctic Ocean to the Puget Sound.


David Henry, Marine Educator and Conservationist, is the international manager for the Oceans North science and community-based conservation campaigns in the Arctic Ocean funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

He fell in love with oceans at a young age and became a North Pacific high seas fisheries observer, worked at an Alaskan diving service, and was a commercial sea cucumber diver. He worked as a marine educator and biological researcher at National Estuarine Reserves in the Everglades and the Pacific Northwest for nearly 20 years, has led wilderness canoe and backpacking trips, and studied and lived in North American, European and Asian cultures.

He received his masters in Environmental/Science Education from Western Washington University’s Huxley College of Environmental Studies and completed undergraduate work at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota where he studied English and biology. He is a member of the Northwest Association of Stone Sculptors and lives with his family in Bellingham, Washington where he loves to backcountry ski, camp, and fish.


The Huxley Speaker Series is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment, at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:00 in the Academic Center West (AW-204) on the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA.

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