Dinah Maygarden


Dinah Maygarden, Research Associate and Director of the Coastal Education Program in the Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of New Orleans, received a B.Sc. from the University of Wales and a M.A., Science Teaching from the University of New Orleans. Dinah has worked in these and other capacities for 20 years at UNO. She works to secure funding to implement educational projects that address science education needs, particularly those pertaining to increasing young people's and teachers' understanding of Louisiana's coastal zone. By working closely with research faculty and utilizing the assets of UNO's Coastal Education and Research Facility (CERF), Dinah brings real world, relevant science problems to K-12 and college students, teachers and community members. She hosts field workshops for these audiences at CERF and elsewhere, and also coordinates summer geoscience field trips for minority high school students as part of the Minority Awareness Geoscience program in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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