Acadia Institute of Oceanography marine science camp
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Emily Shopland

Emily Shopland
Position at AIO: 
Teacher of Oceanography
Number of Summers Working at AIO: 
4 years
I'm from: 
East Hardwick, Vermont
Right now I live in: 
Sanford, Maine
My favorite area of study is: 
cetacean behavior
When I'm not at AIO, I spend the rest of the year: 
hiking, reading and teaching in beautiful Maine!

Emily Shopland is joining us again this summer as a teaching staff member but she is no stranger to AIO.  She (and her brother) have been students in the program, too.  Emily received her B.A. in Elementary Education and Biology from the University of Rhode Island and then started her teaching career at the Compass School before moving into her own classroom of 5th and 6th grade students to teach Math and Science at the Danville School in Vermont.  After a lifetime in Vermont, this past fall, Emily moved to Maine where she has taken a 3rd grade teaching position at Alfred Elementary School in Sanford.  She spent four summers at W. Alton Jones Environmental Education Center in Rhode Island where she taught daily outdoor science lessons.  Emily is looking forward to returning to AIO and sharing her love of the ocean and our program to a new generation of students.  Welcome back, Emily!