Tony Schabloski earned his Master’s in Science Education from the University at Buffalo in 2008 and received his B.S. in Natural Resources – Environmental Science from Paul Smith’s College in 2002. Tony’s research experience began at the NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center with the effects of no-take marine reserves on exploited reef fish of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. With a desire to gain experience in wildlife biology he then worked for the USDA Forest Service SNFPA Carnivore Monitoring Team. Missing the ocean, and with thoughts of furthering his degree in marine fisheries, he worked as a Marine Science Instructor at Seacamp in Big Key, FL. Here, Tony found is passion in education. Longing to live at sea, and uncertain about his career path, he decided to take a position as a Biologist and fisherman aboard commercial fishing/crab vessels in the Bering Sea. Since 2008, he has been teaching 8th grade science and Environmental Science at Cattaraugus – Little Valley Central School. Tony and his students’ current interests include a fisher monitoring program, silviculture, the Mansfield Creek Monitoring Program, the effects of deer exclosures on forest regeneration, and the development of a Forestry and Wildlife Research Center on the schools off campus property.