Ambassador Enie Hensel Speaks at NC Museum of Natural Science's Teen Science Cafe.
I had a Jawesome time speaking with about 50 teens and their parents about the role predators play in their environment. We covered anti predator adaptations of their prey such as a parrotfish creating a snot bubble around itself to hide its smell when it wants to rest in the reef, that we are NOT on the Menu for sharks, but they are in fact on are menu, and learned what a food web was and what a trophic level means. We then did an activity where the kids were groupers (mesopredators) whom were hunting paper tangs in our lobby reef whilst three sharks were present (as well as absent).
The 'Power of Predators' was well received and the students were really engaged, asking some great questions. Thanks to NC Museum of Natural Sciences for hosting me.