“It is important for youth to learn about threats impacting our environment...and even more important for youth to learn about what they can do to help with these threats.
Dr. Leung with Sea Smart not only accomplished both these vital tasks during her workshops with my Grade 9 students, but she empowered them with the opportunity to create real meaningful impact by getting them to brainstorm their own solutions to reduce plastic use within our high school. I'm very impressed by the results of Dr. Leung's workshops...both on my students and on the potential of reducing plastic use within my school.
We are very lucky to have an experienced scientist like Dr. Leung who has truly seen and experienced environmental problems first hand, come to our school to share her passion and wisdom. I highly recommend Sea Smart's school workshops if you want your students to switch gears from being impassive teens to empowered individuals who are taking action to help our environment.”
“Dr. Leung captured the attention of over 290 Grade 11 students with a research-based presentation that was engaging for a large group of 16-17 years olds. She wove together a compelling story based on her experiences as a marine biologist studying threatened marine animals.
The students discovered that threats impacting animals in different parts of the world had common themes and importantly, common solutions as well.
She helped our students realize there is something each and every one of us can do to help with these threats.”
“Dr. Leung is an energetic and engaging marine biologist educator who I invited in my Grade 10 class to discuss threats to our oceans. She came to my class and made students think about the sources of problems and find realistic solutions.
In the very short 75 minutes that we had, students were highly engaged in developing ideas that could be used right away, due to her great format.
I believe our students benefit from presenters like Dr. Leung who bring current issues to the attention of our future generations at an early stage of their adult career.”