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Career Dives: Conversations in Marine Science - Aquarium Manager Bill Hoffman


Bill Hoffman has been the Manager and Head Aquarist for the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit (SMEE) in Florida from the day the aquarium opened its doors to the public in November 2000.

Bill's career has evolved over the years, from working at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to managing a team of educators, aquarists, and volunteers at SMEE. In this video, get acquainted with his journey of establishing, designing and maintaining a collection of live ecosystems exhibits featuring hundreds of wild animals.

About Career Dives: Live Conversations in Marine Science

In this video series, Smithsonian marine science professionals discuss how they found their paths into the marine sciences and share their interests and research. The videos are recordings of Zoom webinars produced by educators at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Fla., which is a research center specializing in marine biodiversity and ecosystems of Florida.

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Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
6-8, 9-12
Life Science