Retired NASA Engineer Joe Bartoszek Volunteers 2,651 Hours at Brevard County Barrier Island Center
By Space Coast Daily // April 11, 2020
Master Dive Instructor uses expertise to offer fascinating talks about sharks, Florida’s springs
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – Joe Bartoszek, a retired NASA engineer, has volunteered 2,651 hours at the Brevard County Barrier Island Center for over 12 years.
As a Master Dive Instructor, he has used his expertise to offer fascinating talks about sharks, Florida’s springs, and more.
The Barrier Island Center is a modern educational facility with classrooms, an interactive exhibit room, a library, offices, auditorium, restrooms, and a gift shop.
The center provides a focal point for the Archie Carr Refuge and the associated barrier island by providing exhibit space, a presentation hall, and ongoing educational programs that promote stewardship of the area’s fragile natural resources.
The Barrier Island Center is an environmental education facility managed and funded through the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program, a division of the Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the Caribbean Conservation Corporation.
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