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SFRC Serves: Juliana Navarro

Welcome to our Summer Blog Series, SFRC Serves. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we are sharing stories of how our students and alumni give back to their communities. 

Name:

Juliana Navarro

Program:

Marine Sciences Major, ’20

Juliana is a recently graduated Marine Sciences alum from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

“I had a few different volunteer experiences through my time at UF but my favorite and the most meaningful by far was my work with the Nature Coast Biological Station.

I started volunteering there in September of 2018, and learned so much in that time. The station is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Cedar Key, a coastal fishing village transitioning to sustainable aquaculture.”

“My volunteering was primarily as an environmental educator. I led field trips where kids came out and learned about coastal ecosystems, marine biology, sustainability, and a bit about our research. I also gave guests tours of our aquarium.

I loved my volunteering because I got to help people connect to the environment and foster change in their lifestyles.” – Juliana Navarro