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.
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