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Mr. George D. Buckley

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Honorary Trustee

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New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston , Massachusetts 02110
United States

Company Description: The New England Aquarium is raising funds for its Right Whale Research Project with an Adopt a Right Whale program. The funds benefit field researchers who are out...   more

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Boston Sea Rovers, 3 Oct 2009 [cached]
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A diver for nearly forty years, George has served as President and on the Board of Directors of the Boston Sea Rovers. , He is Director of the Marine Ecology Project and a Board Member at the New England Aquarium and the Boston Biomedical Research Institute. George directs an Environmental Management program at Harvard University and has done extensive marine research in Bonaire. This is a very special year for him as he celebrates the 18th Anniversary of a kidney donation to his niece Valerie who is a Friend of the Boston Sea Rovers. George is speaking at our Friday COMS program.
Philippe Cousteau Foundation :: Philippe Cousteau Foundation Bios, 25 Feb 2003 [cached]
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George D. Buckley
Member of the Board of Directors of the Philippe Cousteau Foundation
George D. Buckley grew up in Arlington, Mass in a family that ran a milk company.As a high school student he began studying mollusk teeth called radula and worked for Dr. William Clench in the Mollusk dept. of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.There he also came to work with Dr. Ruth D. Turner, the world's expert on Teredos-worm like clam relatives that eat wood in the sea and are called "Shipworms".During this time he became a SCUBA diver and began attending the Boston Sea Rover programs where he met Dr. Harold Edgerton of MIT and got to use some of the early underwater strobes.After college he continued to work with Ruth Turner and began teaching in the Watertown Public Schools where he serves as Coordinator of Science.About the same time he helped to form the Marine Ecology Project with Kenneth R.H.Read of Boston University, Bill Sargent and Zachary Zevitas of Science Network.He now serves as its Director.The project has conducted field research and consulting around the world including work for NOVA-TV program "Sea Behind the Dunes" about Cape Cod's Pleasant Bay.
Buckley has led some twenty Earthwatch Expeditions to study bay ecology helping to gain protection for several marine environments.He began teaching a course on Environmental Management in 1977 with air pollution expert John D. Spengler at the Harvard University Extension School.That program has grown over the years to include his highly popular Ocean Environments course in which Jack Chalk and Philippe Cousteau have lectured and several other courses that now make up the Certificate in Environmental Management program at Harvard's DCE that he now coordinates, several of these courses are available over the WEB as Distance Learning vehicles.
In service to science and diving George has served as President and Board member of several organizations including the Boston Malacological Club (which studies mollusks ), the Arlington Conservation Association and the Boston Sea Rovers.He is also a Board of Directors member of the New England Aquarium.He first met Philippe Cousteau in 1996 when he led Philippe to the island of Bonaire on a research expedition.He has been a close friend and trusted advisor of the family ever since.He currently resides in Boston Mass.
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ORCA - Ocean Research and Conservation Association - Team & Staff, 16 Aug 2014 [cached]
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About George Buckley - EarthEcho International, 7 Mar 2011 [cached]
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George Buckley is Coordinator for the Certificate in Environmental Management program and the Research Advisor to the related Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) program at the Harvard Extension School. He has been scuba diving for over three decades and has been teaching high school and college students hands-on environmental science for nearly as long. Mr. Buckley has served as Chief Scientist on over a dozen Earthwatch expeditions, produced an award-winning NOVA television program, and has performed extensive marine research in the waters and reefs of Bonaire in the Antilles as the Director of the Marine Ecology Project there. He serves on many Boards, including those for the New England Aquarium, the Boston Malacological Group, the Boston Sea Rovers, and the Boston Biomedical Research Institute. Mr. Buckley recently won an Accolade Award for his work in Bonaire, and was awarded the 2001 Shattuck Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Harvard Extension School. His proudest life achievement is the donation of one of his kidneys to his beloved niece Valerie.
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