shark school

March 2, 2024 ♦ 9 am – 5 pm. ♦ $30


Dive into the depths of marine marvels at Ocean Strike Team’s Shark School! Join us for an exhilarating one-day workshop dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of these magnificent creatures. From exploring their fascinating biology to understanding their crucial role in the ocean’s delicate ecosystem, Shark School promises an immersive experience like no other.

You will also learn about shark behavior and gain unparalleled insights from our team of esteemed shark experts. Learn what to do when you find yourself face-to-face with these amazing creatures.

For just $30, including lunch, embark on a journey of discovery from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. But the adventure doesn’t end there! Extend your learning and mingle with true shark experts at our exclusive cocktail hour from 5:15 to 6:45, followed by dinner at Fish Heads Restaurant and Grill.

Don’t miss this opportunity to swim alongside the experts and immerse yourself in all things shark-related!


Location: Fairfield by Marriot – Pensacola Beach -16 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Check-in – 8:30 – 9:00

Shark School – 9:00 – 12:00

Lunch – 12:00 – 12:45

Shark School – 12:45 – 5:00

Fish Heads Restaurant & Grill ( At Fairfield by Marriott )

Cocktail Hour – 5:15 – 6:45

Dinner – 6:30 – 8:30 – 9:00


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About The Experts

Hanna Medd

Hannah Medd is a conservation scientist with a strong focus on shark and ray conservation. She founded the American Shark Conservancy (ASC), a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and sustainable management of elasmobranchs through science and outreach, increasing science literacy, and engaging the public in solution-based actions.

Hannah earned dual Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Marine Biology and Ecology from Florida Institute of Technology in the United States, a graduate diploma in Aquatic Biodiversity: Conservation and Management from the University of Hull in England, and her Master’s of Science degree in Zoology from the Marine Biology Research Institute at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. 

Cassandra Scott

Cassandra Scott is a prolific wildlife and environmental advocate. She is an electrical engineer with a passion for conservation. Cassandra works with the ecotourism sector to ensure minimal impacts on the animals and habitats. Cassandra is an expert in shark behavior, having been a shark wrangler for many years in Jupiter, Florida. She is a published wildlife photographer and her art has been used in educational exhibits at the Georgia Aquarium.


Ocean Strike Team

Ocean Strike Team is a non-profit organization that teaches ocean lovers how to protect the ocean through volunteerism and citizen science. Our goal is to introduce people to conservation work and get them excited about saving our oceans. We teach ocean lovers how to remove invasive lionfish, conduct non-invasive shark surveys, gather data on water quality, lead underwater marine debris, beach cleanups, and other activities. We challenge people to do something and not sit idly by while our prescious ocean is polluted and ravaged. We can make a difference, and it starts with you!

Wherever the ocean needs us, we send in a strike team of trained volunteers and citizen scientists to help.

Contact Us Today.

pensacola headquarters

116 E. Gonzales St. #10
Pensacola, FL 32503