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Lecturer, GISP
M.S., Long Island University
maria.brown@stonybrook.edu

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Maria Brown received a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Long Island University. She received a BS in Geology and a BA in Biology from CUNY, Queens College.

She worked as an Environmental Scientist and Certified Professional Wetland Scientist for 10 years in local engineering and consulting firms before becoming a science teacher at Sayville High School in 1999. She is certified in general science, biology and Earth science (7-12), and taught Advanced Placement Environmental Science for 7 years. She has been the full time Science Research teacher at Sayville since 2007. She created the high school Science Research Enrichment courses taught annually in Costa Rica, the Peruvian Amazon, Peruvian Andes, Galapagos and/or Baja Mexico since 2005.

Maria is a New York State Master Teacher and has received numerous teaching awards (listed in CV). She has been using and teaching GIS to diverse groups in education, NGO’s, industry and government for over 22 years.  She has also been recognized for environmental stewardship and has received the Sierra Club Long Island Environmentalist of the Year Award (2014), South Shore Estuary Reserve CAC Stewardship Award (2011), Stewardship & Action Award (South Shore Estuary Reserve, 2008), and the Fran File Educator Award (Great South Bay Audubon Society, 2007.

Maria is currently the Principal Geospatial Analyst for the IUCN Red List Bat Specialist Working Group whose focus is to protect bat populations and their habitats globally. She conducts local bat research using bioacoustics and provides numerous educational outreach workshops and lectures each year on the Bats of Long Island.

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