Lorrie Blackard Friet is an educator specializing in STEAM content creation. Recently she developed virtual field trips for the San Diego Unified and Los Angeles Unified school districts. Passionate about the ocean, she is the senior instructor at the San Diego Floating Lab, which explores the wonders of the ocean with San Diego County students and visitors from Arizona, Colorado and Mexico. She is also a board member of Spiral Pacific, a nonprofit dedicated to global marine conservation. She is a practicing artist with paintings in collections worldwide and is the featured artist at Tower 23 Hotel in San Diego. Each spring Friet and fifth-grade students add to the mural surrounding the joint-use field at Pacific Beach Elementary School. This mural will be 1,000 feet long when completed!