It all began in July 2017, when I wrote a proposal to complete field science as a new approach to teacher professional development. I won the award and associated grant money and promptly joined The Boiling River Project Field Season 10 team.
Beginning in August 2018: I joined the field team for The Boiling River Project, under the direction of Andres Ruzo.
In 2019, for Field Season 11, I joined the grant team for Projeto Mantis and was named the Education Team Leader for The Boiling River Project.
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The best way to describe Iceland is: Magical
Check out my blog to see my daily log of events, reflections, and lessons learned about all things Iceland
With LRTT, Limited Resource Teacher Training, I became a Teacher Fellow, traveling to Belize to work with teachers in the capital city of Belmopan. While not in the classroom with teachers, I studied the culture of Belizeans and Maya.
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Each year, we raise brook trout in our classroom from egg to fry stage. In the spring, we bring them to Waynesboro, VA to be released in a fresh water stream. The brook trout are water quality indicator species in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. By studying their species density, we can track the health of the watershed. Raising them in our classroom helps us understand the delicate balance necessary for their survival and boosts their population density in the watershed for longitudinal study.
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Each June, I bring students to Key Largo to work with Coral Restoration Foundation, Reef Environmental Education Foundation, and MarineLab to complete fish surveys, reef restoration, and ecology studies.
July 2019-through grant funding from the Virginia Geographic Alliance (VGA), I participated in a three day expedition to study global climate change indicators on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Tangier Island.
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