In 2008, after developing curriculum for other organizations and doing classroom visits for friends, I decided to create my own shark education program. In 2012 I got serious about it and Sharks4Kids was born. After a year of developing content with Duncan Brake and Dr. Derek Burkholder, we launched our first website on November 7, 2013. The goal was to provide free online educational materials for teachers and students to help them bring sharks into the classroom. This has evolved tremendously in a short amount of time and we are now offering in person visits, full educational tours, snorkeling trips and shark tagging expeditions. Our team has expanded and our reach continues to grow. From Nov 2013- Dec 2020, we've connected with nearly 155, 000 students in 60 countries and 49 US States through our in person visits and virtual lessons. We are partnering with research groups, conservation organizations and aquariums around the world to create new materials and provide even more opportunities for students. This has been an incredible journey and we are excited for the future. Please feel free to reach out with ideas, comments, suggestions or thoughts.
Jillian Morris-Founder & President