“Learning doesn’t stop after you graduate,” she said. Indeed, Cara is a lifelong learner.
Last summer, Cara participated in MITS’ North Shore Region Summer Professional Development Institute. During the institute, Cara added to her understanding of coastal ecosystems by investigating salt marshes on the North Shore. She surveyed a study area using transect lines, and she developed a lesson for her students on American eels. At her school, Cara hopes to integrate a salt marsh field trip into her Fall 2018 curriculum to help excite and encourage students to embrace their own learning.
Soon after her MITS experience, Cara boarded an icebreaker bound for Antarctica as part of PolarTREC, a program in which K-12 teachers spend several weeks participating