Tybee Island Marine Science Center Podcast

Tybee Island Marine Science Center Podcast

Welcome to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center Podcast - an authentic Coastal experience. Join us in developing caring and responsible protection of Coastal Georgia’s natural resources. Together through education and conservation, we can make a difference.


December 21, 2023 26 mins

Take a deep dive with us on this episode recorded on location at Tybee Island Marine Science Center. We're talking about the biggest pillars here at the Science Center - Education and Conservation. Program Director Allison Williford Caldwell is back to teach us all about two programs - Bird Rescue and Marine Mammal Stranding.

The team works closely with area veterinarians during bird rescue to assess and properly rehab injured bird...

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As we continue to talk about the conservation and education programs at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, today we focus on the Sea Turtle Project and Diamondback Terrapin Rescue and Release. Sarah Alley, who is part of the Curator Team at the Science Center, is here to educate us on Sea Turtle nesting season on Tybee Island. She also talks about how the population and tourist factors play a big part in the season. It's a team ef...

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Settle in for a powerful one-on-one conversation with Executive Director Chantal Audran from Tybee Island Marine Science Center about the true heartbeat of the work they do with Education and Conservation. You will hear about the work that goes on in the field every day at the Science Center - including what happens during rescue missions. Chantal says, "feeling that connection to the organisms we are protecting is so important, no...

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November 9, 2023 28 mins

Now is the RIGHT time to learn about the Right Whale! This episode is information-packed for you curious-learners. Ashleigh Saal, Environmental Educator and Aquarist with Tybee Island Marine Science Center is sitting down with us to talk about Whale Week and the part we all play in saving one of the world's most endangered species of large whale. One way you can help is to share this episode with someone you know! 

Every year, Dece...

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Whale Week is almost here – November 13 - 18 - let's go! Whale Week brings scientific, cultural, and historical education events to the Coastal Georgia area connecting locals with their inner ocean steward. In preparing for Whale Week, we are so grateful to have award-winning historian, ocean activist, storyteller/story collector, and author Hermina Glass-Hill with us on this episode.

The fact is, North Atlantic Right Whales are on...

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We're getting ready for WHALE WEEK – and we’re on location at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center sitting down with Executive Director Chantal Audran and (Creative Renaissance Mermaid) Artist and Marine Educator Joy Davis. Whale Week is happening Monday, November 13th – Saturday, November 18th and is chocked full of amazing events and educational opportunities. You can be a part of Whale Week at several locations including Tybee...

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We're on location at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center with the Husbandry Team. This episode we're talking with Tyler Hood and Jessica Boyle about the amazing care that goes on 24/7 with the center's five permanent residents. You'll hear amazing stories of rescues and conservation, as well as details of the day-to-day care schedule. 


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The AWESOME Tybee Island Marine Science Center team JUST stepped out of the water at North Beach on Tybee Island where they were surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of people coming together for one proud moment of TRUE TURTLE POWER! The marine science center's 3-year resident, Loggerhead Sea Turtle IKE is strong and ready, and he has now been released to the ocean to start his new journey. Find out what the team that has cared for...

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Marine Debris Ambassador Ike, our resident sea turtle, is about to be released for his greatest adventure to the Atlantic Ocean - Saturday, September 23rd at 8AM. After 3 years of education to over 300,000 students and visitors, we're on location at Tybee Island Marine Science Center talking with Executive Director Chantal Audran and the Curator Team - Rachel Cantrell and Sarah Alley - who have cared for Ike during his time at the ...
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Welcome to our introductory episode - recorded just steps away from the ocean, and on location at the magnificent Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Join us as we explore the innerworkings of Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the pristine beauty of coastal Georgia’s dynamic barrier islands. Meet the team behind the magic of the Marine Science Center, including Chantal Audran, Executive Director and fearless leader of TIMSC, w...

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