alan ivory headshot Scientist in Every Florida School K-12 Outreach Scientist

Phone: 352-400-8757

Alan Ivory is responsible for conducting virtual classroom visits across the state on topics related to ecology and conservation as part of the Scientist in Every Florida School Program. Alan also assists with communication and outreach products to help communicate with both scientists and teachers around the state.

Prior to this role, Ivory served as the Smallwood K-12 Scientist-in-Residence, where he was responsible for implementing the SEFS Program primarily in Marion and Levy counties in partnership with the Silver River Museum in Ocala. In this role, he provided teachers and students the ability to have an open line of communication with scientists and relate what they are learning to real-world applications. 

Prior to Ivory’s work in Marion and Levy Counties, he worked with the SEFS Program in cooperation with Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Here, he would visit Title I schools and teach students about the common issues that sea turtles face while giving them a hands-on look into the life of an ecologist. 

Ivory earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University of Florida and is continuing his education for a master’s degree in wildlife ecology and conservation, with a concentration in the human dimension.