Research Expedition to Costa Rica with Ecology Project International
Scheduled June 28 - July 10, 2015. We will be studying the nesting sites of leatherback and sea turtles in Costa Rica.
Research Expedition to South Africa with Operation Opwall
Successful research expedition to South Africa completed with ten students June 21 - July 5, 2014. Students participate in conservation work in the bush accompanied by an educational program in ecology. Additionally, they earned their diving certification and participated in marine ecology.
Going Green Initiative at both AISR and AISJ:
I was part of helping two schools become committed to becoming a green school. We coordinated a student group, outside environmental consultants, the business office to conduct a multi-year plan leading the school towards sustainability. Activities included a garbage audit (to be planned yearly), a mug wall to reduce plastic waste, energy reduction campaigns (i.e. lights out Fridays), education in lower school and in parent community, fund-raising for implementing various green initiatives (recycling, solar panels, green roof).
Students submitted a research proposal to the European Space Agency to complete two missions from a launched satellite. Their proposal was accepted and the competition culminated in Norway with a rocket launch of their satellite.