Aly Busse joined Mote Marine Laboratory in April 2011. She comes from a diverse background in informal science education, including aquariums, museums and community outreach programs. Before joining Mote Marine Laboratory, Aly was Education Director at UnderWater World, Guam and Youth and Family Programs Coordinator at the Pacific Science Center. She also held dual roles at Rutgers University. She was the Senior Program Coordinator for a mobile science outreach program connecting STEM graduate students with middle schools around New Jersey through interactive science programs and served as Associate Director of the Rutgers Geology Museum, developing and implementing new school and public programs. In her past and current position, she works to bring scientists and their research to the public, translating current scientific findings into meaningful, interactive opportunities for a variety of audiences.
B.S. in Marine Biology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2000 M.S. in Secondary Education with a science concentration from Old Dominion University in 2006.
Mote Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, closing at 1 p.m. due to anticipated traffic from Friday-evening road closures announced by the Town of Longboat Key.
(Normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., resume Saturday, Feb. 29.)