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Sylvia Earle Worksheet and Quiz

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Sylvia Earle is a former chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She is an award-winning oceanographer who became a National Geographic explorer-in-residence in 1998. She also led several research teams during various spills in the sea.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Sylvia Earle was born in Gibbstown, New Jersey on…………………………………………………….

2. Her complete name was ………………………………………………………………….

3. Sylvia attended college at…………………………………………………………….

4. In………………………………., Time Magazine named Sylvia its first Hero for the Planet.

5. She earned her PhD in oceanography from……………………………………………….

6. In 1970, Earle and four other oceanographers lived in an underwater chamber for ………………………………..days as part of the Tektite II Project.

7. Earle was named the first woman to serve as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in ……………………….

8. She attempted her first dive when she was …………………………………………

9. In …………………………………Sylvia made her first voyage to follow the sperm whales.

10. Earle founded Deep Ocean Engineering and Deep Ocean Technology with ……………………………………………………

Answers:

1. August 30, 1935

2. Sylvia Alice Earle

3. Florida State University

4. 1998

5. Duke University

6. Fourteen

7. 1990

8. 16 years old

9. 1977

10. Graham Hawkes