September 25, 2018

Aquarium names Alonzo director of education

Jamie Alonzo, a fisheries biologist and former educator at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History, is the new director of education at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

Alonzo takes over an active department that presents marine education to 140,000 students a year, from preschoolers to college students. Programs are conducted during field trips in the Maritime Aquarium’s classroom, in schools through the aquarium’s Traveling Teacher offerings, at beaches for coastal explorations and out on Long Island Sound aboard the aquarium research vessel.

“Jamie brings passion for the marine world, commitment to working with underserved audiences, experience in a museum with