Julie Bursek

julie bursek

Team Lead, Education and Outreach

Julie Bursek is Team Lead for Education and Outreach for Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. She also serves as the Unit Diving Supervisor, managing all NOAA divers at the site and ensuring dive operations the sanctuary supports are conducted safely. She also works closely with the Research Department to coordinate different science missions, and works to bridge together sanctuary research and education programs. Julie oversees the development of education programs, exhibits, outreach products, and partnerships that increase awareness about the sanctuary's marine, cultural, and maritime heritage resources. She's spent over 30 years conducting scientific investigations of the offshore, shallow subtidal and intertidal systems of the southern California Bight including the Channel Islands. Her professional experience includes the development of exhibits at partner visitor centers, development of citizen science intertidal monitoring programs, developing and implementing floating laboratory educational and research programs and cultivating partnerships with community businesses, science educators and research institutions to promote environmental awareness and stewardship in the classroom, at community festivals and events. Julie holds a bachelor's degree in Aquatic Biology from University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master's degree in Biology from California State University Fullerton.

Contact Information

Phone: 805-893-6422
email: Julie.Bursek@noaa.gov


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