Brett operated the lecture like a forensic investigation as items were examined for clues to their ship's story. As a master diver, Brett has been on shipwrecks from the 1700s to the late 1900s. He has researched and explored English Frigates, Steamers, Paddle Wheelers, Rum Runners, Tug Boats, Barges and War ships from World War one and two.
As the audience waited for the lecture to start, many took the time to view the several artifacts on the tables that Brett had set up upon his arrival. The evening was a success and questions from the attendees abounded because Brett had many in attendance examine and participate in the evaluation of the data obtained from each artifact. As pieces of the puzzle for a shipwreck were put into place, the type of ship, the name, where the ship was built, the year when the ship was built and even discovering that a part was made in Paul Revere's refinery came to light. Also, answers to what year the ship met its demise and why the ship sunk, were disclosed. At the conclusion of the evening, I heard a few TVHS members thanking Brett and congratulating him on an amazing presentation.
Brett has a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science. He has been teaching environmental and outdoor education since 1998. Brett has provided programs for Nassau and Suffolk BOCES (K through 12) and college level and professional development for teachers. Additionally, Brett has designed and taught AP environmental summer programs for Brookhaven National Laboratory since 2005. He has been a founding partner in Hands-on Environmental since 2000, an organization which brings environmental and education programs into the classroom. Brett is also a founding member of The Maritime Oceanological Society (MOS).
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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