Invisible, Silent and Deadly: Nitrogen Cycling in Your Tanks and Eutrophication in the Environment
Kristin Rodrigo, Educator
In her presentation, Kristin will speak about cycling in open and closed environments. Learn about how fish naturally excrete nitrogenous waste, its deadly effects in your home aquaria and how to cycle it properly to ensure the health and well-being of your aquarium inhabitants. She will also discuss the impacts of human activity and development on natural nutrient cycling and water quality in the environment.
After watching just one episode of ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ with Steve Irwin, six-year old Kristin knew from the first “Crikey!” that she was hooked in loving all species the world has to offer. Seventeen years later, with her Bachelor of Science in Zoology in hand, she continues to share her passion on wildlife and conservation through her work as an Educator at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the Toronto Zoo.
As an advocate for environmental awareness, this budding environmentalist is an active ambassador for the Young Reporters for the Environment and aims to inspire action in our fight against climate change. Apart from an Educator, Kristin also balances life as a Wildlife Care Volunteer for the Toronto Wildlife Centre and fascinatingly, she shares her adventures as ‘The Sassy Zoologist’ on several social media platforms!