Education is a large part of the MADL. Not only do the faculty regularly teach courses at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at SUNY Stony Brook, but the lab is active in community outreach. The “Meet with an Oceanographer” event series is currently running every month at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, NY. In the past, the lab has helped produce fact sheets about calcinosis in lobsters and QPX disease in hard clams. They’ve also collaborated to produce educational postcards about oysters, lobsters, hard clams, scallops, and the diverse ecosystems in Long Island’s Bays.

In 2013, the lab organized a SoMAS seminar with one of their postdocs, Dr Carmelo del Castro, who spoke about the Horizontal Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance between Fish and Human Pathogens. More recently in 2018 Dr Allam offered a webinar to the Northeast Coastal Acidification Network titled: Climate Change Impacts on the Health of Commercially Important Shellfish Species. Recordings and other videos can be found here.

More information about the above mentioned can be found at the links below:

  1. Courses
  2. Outreach Activities
  3. Fact Sheets & Postcards
  4. Videos