Assistant Professor Diane Thompson was selected to participate in the International Ocean Discovery Program’s “School of Rock”, transiting between Subic Bay Philippines and Townsville, Australia (July 10th – 27th). While underway, the School of Rock team is discussing and designing course curricula and strategies for increasing diversity in Geosciences. Diane is partnering with Dori Read, a sixth-grade teacher from Scituate Public Schools to develop hands-on activities with marine sediment core samples in their classrooms (including Earth & Environment Climate and Earth System Science & Paleoclimatology taught by Thompson). This partnership will also provide opportunities for BU students to share their findings with Read’s 6th grade class, stimulating learning across levels and the chance to inspire future earth scientists.
You can read more about the School of Rock team and follow their journey from Subic Bay to Townsville at www.joidesresolution.org.