After working for 26 years as a marine educator, media producer, and underwater photographer at the New England Aquarium, Paul develops exhibit content for aquariums, museums, zoos, and nature centers. Museum-related projects he has worked on include:
United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 13 National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Centers
Zoo Miami’s Amazon and Beyond—collaborating with humorist Dave Barry
National Aquarium of Saudi Arabia, and the Science Center of Kuwait, with Cambridge 7 Associates
Georgia Aquarium Aquanaut Adventure
Beijing Aquarium, Smart Minds Learning Guide
Houston Zoo African Forest with Lyons/Zaremba, Inc.
Great River Road Visitor Center, Genoa, Wisconsin, introductory video
Gloucester Maritime / Oceans of Discovery, aquarium interpretive panels.
Georgia Southern University, Invasive Species exhibit Under Attack!
Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Sanibel, FL
Fun Zoo Miami website content
Paul also serves as a naturalist/aquarist on the Sea Shuttle‘s 45-foot catamaran Endeavour in Salem Sound, MA.
He has worked as a special on-camera correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America, WBZ-TV News and Radio, Westinghouse Broadcasting’s Superkids program, CBS’s WEEI-FM and WMJX Magic Radio, Boston. He received three regional Emmy Award nominations for his work on WBZ-TV News.
Erickson’s new book with photographer Andy Martinez, The Pier at the End of the World, published by Tilbury House, received a National Science Teacher’s Association / Children’s Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book Award (K-12) for 2016. The Pier also received a 2015 Skipping Stones Magazine Honor Award. He co-authored Dive to the Coral Reefs, a PBS Reading Rainbow selection.
Erickson tells exciting stories about his diving adventures around the world to a wide variety of audiences about his undersea adventures. Please see home page menu bar item: Speaking Engagements.