LCS student Julia Mullins, a rising 9th grader, and Heather Golde, a High School Science Teacher, are embarking on an exciting journey as they join a team of scientists, engineers, and educators in exploring Acadia National Park in Maine. Their participation in the JASON Learning Argonaut program exemplifies a commitment to inspiring and educating the next generation of STEM leaders. This unique opportunity allows students and educators to collaborate closely with field experts, gaining invaluable hands-on experience and knowledge.
As part of the Climate Change: Sea to Trees in Acadia National Park expedition, Mullins and Gold will tackle the challenges posed by microplastics and the consequences of ocean acidification. They will contribute to the critical task of understanding and solving these issues within one of America's most breathtaking national parks. By tracking biodiversity and studying how organisms adapt to ocean acidification, the Argonauts' work becomes an integral part of a long-term effort to preserve and protect our natural treasures amidst a rapidly changing world.
Julia Mullins and Heather Gold's involvement in the JASON Learning Argonaut program showcases their dedication to scientific exploration and environmental stewardship. Their contributions will not only expand their own understanding but also make a significant impact on the ongoing efforts to safeguard our planet's ecosystems. Through this immersive experience, Mullins, Gold, and their fellow Argonauts will become catalysts for positive change, inspiring others to actively engage in the pursuit of knowledge and the preservation of our precious natural resources.