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Bethany Smith

Marine Education Specialist

Email: [[v|bsmith]]
Phone: (804) 684-7735
Office: Davis Hall 235
Section: Natural Resources
Unit: Marine Advisory Program


I’m an educator with over a decade of formal education and administrative experience at the advanced high school level teaching courses in marine and environmental science.  I also have significant research and field experience, having participated in oceanographic cruises, as well as leading numerous student field trips and mentoring countless student independent science research projects.  My passions in education and outreach focus on providing effective strategies for science communication and interpretation to students, educators, and researchers, as well as providing students with tangible, real-world, inter-disciplinary extensions of their science classroom studies, thus allowing students to become the owners and authors of their own learning.

Full CV


M.S. College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Biological Science (2008)
B.S. Rider University, Marine Science and Environmental Geology (2005)

Program Website

VMAP Marine Education Program

Current Projects

Past Projects

Press Coverage

New marine education specialist joins VIMS Marine Advisory Program
VIMS alumna explores ocean with Titanic discoverer
VIMS alumnae get high school students excited about science