April 06th, 2017
Last Friday, Fiona Beltram was a guest speaker in Mr. David Moscarelli’s AP Environmental Science class at Ponaganset High School in North Scituate, RI (her former high school). Her presentation, entitled “Community Ecology in the Galapagos Islands”, outlined the basic principles of community ecology and their applications in marine systems. She discussed the lab’s work on El Nino-related effects of climate change in the Galapagos, and presented some recent temperature data from the 2015/2016 El Nino cycle. She then gave an overview of underwater fieldwork methods, and talked about her experience as part of the Witman Lab’s research team working in the Galapagos last summer. Mr. Moscarelli’s students are currently preparing to take the AP Environmental Science exam in May, and will continue to study community ecology and conservation biology throughout the year.
4/6/2017 09:48:18 am
Great to see Brown reaching out to rural high schools. What were some of the questions the students had?
4/10/2017 08:32:21 am
A lot of them were curious about ways to get involved with research programs! I also got questions about what it was like to work in the Galapagos, and about what types of community change we were observing.
8/30/2017 02:49:52 pm
Environmental science is being my favorite subject and I literally want to get more information about the concern things. It has always been the best thing about our education system.
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