Jennifer Collins is a specialist in science education and former classroom teacher who currently works for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in ocean education. Previously, she worked for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership's Deep Earth Academy where she designed programs and materials centered on the research conducted by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program and the JODIES Resolution research vessel. Jennifer is also a core member of the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science and is involved in both the Understanding Evolution and Understanding Science projects.
Ever since fourth grade I’ve wanted to explore the creatures and landscapes of the deep ocean in a submersible. It took awhile, but I finally got my chance this summer as part of the...