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Christina Catanese
Education Specialist
106 Lake Michigan Center
740 West Shoreline Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441
(616) 331-3048
[email protected]

AWRI Responsibilities:

  • Leads AWRI’s environmental education and outreach programs
  • Oversees education and outreach programs onboard AWRI’s vessels, the W. G. Jackson and the D. J. Angus
  • Coordinates and teaches K-12 classroom education programs
  • Designs, organizes, and delivers teacher professional development workshops
  • Collaborates with AWRI scientists on multidisciplinary projects and integrates educational expertise with the broader impacts of their research
  • Maintains the AWRI presence in the network of professional business and educational organizations regarding environmental issues, including collaboration and cooperation with these contacts


  • Place-based environmental education
  • Interdisciplinary & experiential learning
  • Integrating the arts into environmental education
  • Science communication

General Information:

  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  • M.S. in Applied Geosciences (Hydrogeology), University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Member: Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (​MAEOE), Groundswell, National Dance Education Organization, Michigan Dance Council
  • Michigan Master Naturalist (2020)
  • Trained in Project WET & Aquatic WILD

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