Adania Flemming is responsible for assisting with various TESI initiatives, including the Scientist in Every Florida School Project. Starting in the fall of 2019, Flemming will be a graduate student with TESI. She will be responsible for teaching and evaluating a course that introduces UF non-science majors and majors to relevant scientific issues.
Flemming spent her formative years in Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island nation in the Caribbean. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marine biology at the University of Tampa. After graduation, she served as an exhibit educator at the Florida Aquarium, where she helped educate and inspire stewardship of the natural environment.
Flemming earned her master’s degree in zoology with a certificate in museum studies at the University of Florida while working as a research assistant at the Florida Museum of Natural History. While at the museum, Flemming launched a summer camp to teach students about biodiversity in their backyards. She also created and taught an undergraduate course, “Introduction to Natural History Museums” to inspire students to care about life and the integrated nature of earth’s systems. As a Biology lecturer Flemming aims to help UF undergraduates gain an understanding of the nature of science as well as a better appreciation for science through project based learning. She shares the Florida museum’s mission and tries to inspire others to care about life in earth.
Learn more: Becoming Visible – Adania Flemming