We're excited to have two new marine science educators joining us this winter. Learn more about Stephanie and Hannah below!

Stephanie Bauer

Where are you from? 

Roxbury, NJ

Where did you go to school and what did you study?

Ramapo College of NJ. I studied environmental science with a minor in psychology.

Favorite thing about working at Sanibel Sea School: 

Getting to teach so many kids about fun topics related to the ocean and spending so much time at the beach.

What do you like to do during your time off? 

Go to the beach to relax and look for shells.

Favorite sea creature: 

Horseshoe crabs.

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach? 

Country.

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go? 

The Great Barrier Reef.


Hannah Spencer

Where are you from? 

I'm from Crewe, Virginia, a small town nobody has ever heard of.

Where did you go to school and what did you study?

I went to Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC and received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science with a minor in Biology.

Favorite thing about working at Sanibel Sea School: 

My favorite thing about working at Sanibel Sea School is getting to spread my passion for the ocean and watching the kids have a blast while exploring and learning about all the amazing things the ocean has to offer.

What do you like to do during your time off? 

In my time off I enjoy exploring new places by kayaking, hiking, and biking.

Favorite sea creature: 

My favorite sea creatures are sting rays.

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach? 

The best music for the beach is roots reggae music, it is relaxing and uplifting.

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go? 

I would go to the coral reefs of Indonesia because they have such a high level of biodiversity. I'd love to see all of the different creatures.

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?

I love camping and this is how I spend most of my vacations. It is so nice to just be immersed in nature and devoid of modern conveniences and distractions. 

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