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Lee J. Burton

Secretary to the Board
Director of Education

Lee started his love of all things water at an early age. Growing up in the Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada, there always was a deep fascination with anything below the surface. Whether it was the deep, clear local lake, the vibrant Pacific Coast, or the fantastic underwater history of Alberta; this seemingly alien environment prompted investigation. After creating his own disastrous homemade dive apparatus, the drive to understand the aquatic system kicked into high gear. With countless hours of scuba diving under his belt, Lee has explored water the world over.

A professional diver, Lee spent four years on the board of directors for the Alberta Underwater Council, and found a home as a director at the Alberta Aquarium Society. Here he is driven to marry his natural and business interests to help build a legacy project for many future generations.

An alum of MacEwan University’s Bachelor of Commerce Program, with a background in Earth Sciences and Project Management, Lee’s never ending curiosity and determination allows for out of the box thinking and creative problem solving for the benefit of the project.

Lee is in charge of several educational program initiatives for the Aquatic Biosphere. If you are interested in school-based program development, reach out to Lee.

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