I am very excited to announce that students in the gifted cluster classes at Landstown Elementary will have an opportunity to correspond with an ODU doctoral student, Stephanie Hathcock, while she is on a 6 week cruise to Antarctica. Ms. Hathcock will be joining a crew of scientists who will be trying to find the source of iron concentrations in the Ross Sea. Her job will be to incorporate what the scientists are doing into palatable material for school-aged kids. She’ll be creating a website and writing a blog to help peak students’ interest and give them a first-hand look at the scientific process in action.
Though her opportunities for communication during her six week journey will be limited, Stephanie has agreed to stay in touch with our students about her adventure and what she is learning. She’ll be heading for Antarctica by way of Chile right before Christmas, so we’ll be making contact with her via her blog right after we return from winter break!