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Middle School Students Learn about Climate Change via the Southern Ocean
Middle School Students Learn about Climate Change via the Southern Ocean

On Friday, Middle School science teachers Ron Banas, Jack Madani, and Alli Treese welcomed Greta Shum of Climate Central and video journalist Ted Blanco to campus to talk to students about their recent trip on a ship in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica to study the ancient ocean and its effects on global climate change. Ms. Shum has visited PDS before to talk to students about the Princeton-based Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations Modeling (SOCCOM) project.

Dr. Banas and Mr. Madani initially connected with Ms. Shum and SOCCOM to "adopt" floats—PDS now has 6—so that our 7th grade students would be able to track and analyze data, which is downloaded via satellite. In the classroom, Ms. Shum and Mr. Blanco shared charts and graphs, stories, and amazing drone footage to illustrate their experiences in such a remote spot, where they experienced firsthand how this ocean affects carbon and heat circulation around the world.

Read more about Ms. Shum's blog SOCCOM at Sea here.

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