Friday, March 10
The history of the US Life-Saving Service is filled with tales of heroism and bravery. Yet few people are aware of the role women and minorities played in this incredible organization. Join Dr. Carol Pollio as she explores the contributions of these unsung heroes and heroines of the USLSS - their sacrifices, honors, and achievements, as true heroes of the American coast.
Dr. Carol A. Pollio recently retired from her position as Chief Scientist of the National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region in Washington, DC. She also honorably served 31 years in the US Coast Guard Reserve, achieving the rank of CAPT/06. A published author in environmental conflict resolution, Dr. Pollio also has had more than 20 years experience as a university Professor, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and directing an Environmental Science BS/MS Program. She was fortunate during her time in the NPS to participate in weekly historic reenactments of the USLSS Beach Apparatus Drill (in period military attire), while stationed at Gateway National Recreation Area-Sandy Hook Unit in New Jersey. She lives in Prime Hook Beach (Milford, DE), where she continues to explore her diverse interests in natural science, culture and history.