Saving the environment and teaching bright students were two of Phil's passions. The foundation has now awarded two environmental grants. The most recent is the Penguin Project.

» To learn more about the Penguin Project, please click here.

In 2013, the foundation made its second environmental grant to the Penguin Project, which helped support a research trip to the Galápagos Islands. To learn more, please read the letter and report below.

Also, on April 25th, 2014 we celebrated World Penguin Day! Click here to visit and enjoy.

  Dr. P. Dee Boersma
To watch a video of Dr. P. Dee Boersma's recent speech on penguin studies and conservation, please click on the image to the left.
  Spring 2014 Update
To read a Spring Update about the Penguin Project, please click on the image to the left.
  An Update on the Penguin Project
Dr. P. Dee Boersma provides an update on a research trip to monitor the Galápagos penguin population. To learn more about her work on climate, environment and how penguins can predict climate change, please click on the image to the left.
  2013 Galápagos Report
Read an executive summary from a report to the Galápagos National Park on the Conservation of Galápagos Penguins from August 2-12, 2013.
  Featured in the New York Times
A paper entitled "Climate Change Increases Reproductive Failure in Magellanic Penguins" was on published January 29, 2014 and was featured in a New York Times article. Click here to read the article.

In 2010, the foundation awarded its first environmental grant to Tess Geers, who we know Phil would have been proud of. Her work on the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill—which focuses on fish preservation—will hopefully be the beginning of significant scientific work on the Gulf.

Tess Geers
Tess Geers' Paper Recently Published
Tess Geers' academic paper was recently published in a special issue of Deep Sea Research Part II, entitled "The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem — before, during and after the Macondo Blowout." To read the full paper, click here.
Tess Geers' Paper Accepted for Publication
Tess Geers' academic paper entitled "Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography" has been accepted for publication and is currently in press and published online at Science Direct. To read the abstract, please click here.
Update — October 19, 2012
Tess Geers provides an update about graduating from Stony Brook University, in addition to working with Dr. Behzad Mahmoudi at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute. She also recently landed at job as a Conservation Associate/Wildlife Fisheries Specialist at the New England Aquarium in Boston. Congratulations, Tess! To read the letter, please click here.
Update — May 16, 2011
Tess Geers provides an update on attending the annual spring meeting of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, as well as outlining her future plans to work with Flordia State University and to present a poster on her thesis at the American Fisheries Symposium in the fall. To read the letter, please click here.
Update — February 11, 2011
Tess Geers provides an update on submitting her final thesis proposal and her future plans to attend several research symposiums. To read the letter, please click here.
Proposal — September 23, 2010
Tess Geers submits a proposal in support of her Master's work at the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University. To read the letter, please click here.