Grant Craig has spent most of his career as a marine science educator and coastal resource manager. He has worked in this capacity in different areas of the Gulf of Mexico, settling in St. Petersburg, FL, 15 years ago.
Craig has a passion for teaching field programs and the focus of his career has been the translation of scientific information and interpretation of the natural world for a wide variety of formal and informal audiences. He is program coordinator for GCOOS and his role includes coordination with GCOOS Councils and Task Teams, product development and outreach and education projects.
Past career work includes developing outreach programs for NOAA Protected Resources to mitigate harassment of marine mammals, managing education programs and ecosystem protection for coastal county preserves in Pinellas County, FL, and teaching field-based marine science programs in Alabama and the Florida Keys.