CESU Science Teacher Awarded a 2014 Teacher Fellowship from Earthwatch Institute
3rd and 4th grade science teacher Tracy Lavallee will travel to the Arctic Circle, specifically Churchill, Manitoba on the Hudson Bay. The ten day trip this summer will involve research with leading scientists in the field of climate change. Earthwatch sends fellows into the field to assist scientists with field research. Ms. Lavallee is one of a few selected for this opportunity. She will measure evidence of global warming near Churchill, where changes in the climate are dramatic and visible. She will be sampling water, taking inventories of amphibians and fish, and collecting soil samples and data on tree lines. Here is a link to the Earth Watch Climate Change Webpage. Congratulations to Ms. Lavallee and we look forward to her sharing this newfound knowledge with the Chittenden East Supervisory Union faculty, staff, students and community upon her return.