The Marine Conservation Program  is a joint initiative of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. The mission of program is to advance ocean conservation and scientific literacy by conducting cutting edge scientific research and providing innovative and meaningful outreach opportunities for students through exhilarating hands-on research and virtual learning experiences in marine biology. Opportunities are especially made available for students from land-locked communities and under-served populations in the sciences. Focusing primarily on the study and conservation of sharks, the Program’s full-immersion approach allows students to actively grow as future scientists.