Monday, July 9, 2012

Kaza’s Story

 Kaza Ansley (on right) 
and Ally Doyle got 
fired up about 
science at PTMSC 
summer camps.
Fifteen years ago, a young girl named Kaza attended a PTMSC summer camp, which started her down a path of science education and career development that led to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
“I can still picture walking around the Marine Science Center, exploring tide pools,” she remembers. Inspired by her PTMSC summer camp experience, Kaza knew she wanted to make a difference, to engage in science that will help solve problems, and to teach others.
Using her degree in Aquatic and Fisheries Science, she has worked on ocean acidification, pinto abalone recovery and Olympia oyster restoration.
“I want to help people realize the ‘so what’ of science—to help them realize how they can change things for the better.”

This is one of 30 reasons to give $30 to celebrate 30 years. Or increase your impact and give more. All funds support the Future Fund to keep the PTMSC going strong. Donate online or call (360) 385-5582, ext. 104, or send a check to 532 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

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