Sarah Hollingsworth, teacher at Potomac School in McLean, has been selected by the non-profit organization Ecology Project International to participate in an eight-day Research & Education Fellowship in Baja Mexico. Ecology Project International is a field science and conservation organization that partners scientists with students and educators in ecologically critical environments in Costa Rica, the Galapagos, Belize, Baja Mexico and Yellowstone.
During the fellowship, Hollingsworth will participate in a modified version of Ecology Project International’s Island Ecology Program. She will be immersed in the diverse ecology of the area, home to 39 percent of the world’s marine mammal species. Days spent on Espiritu Santo Island, a UNESCO-protected biosphere reserve, will involve underwater data collection and lessons in incorporating field studies into the classroom. The group will also meet with Mexican teachers and students and explore the cultural heritage of the city of La Paz.
The Ecology Project International Research & Education Fellowship will occur March 12 – 19, 2016. For more information, visit ecologyproject.org.