Currently, Annette works as a Science Education Consultant for two federal grant-funded research projects at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and has recently completed work as a Professional Development Consultant to UMass Dartmouth NSF TEACH! Southcoast teacher leader development program. She serves as a facilitator and curriculum developer for the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). Annette has previously worked as the Education Director at the Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport (now closed) and was the Center Director and Professional Development Director at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine. She has an M.S. in Oceanography, six years of classroom teaching experience, and 15 years in science outreach, professional
development, and instructional design. She has organized and orchestrated multiple summer
institutes for teachers on global climate science, has lead workshop series on best practices for middle and high school science teacher and served as the project director for a Department of Education funded Math and Science Partnership project on “Connecting Climate to Curriculum”. She has worked as an Instructional Designer for the national Challenger Center network, contributing toward developing an earth-science mission for high school students, Earth Systems Science curriculum materials, and an online interactive, CCEarth4U (send requests to challenger.org).