Outreach Abroad

I recently traveled back home to Bangkok, Thailand to visit family and thought this would be a great opportunity to share my research interests, experiences in Siberia, and thoughts on arctic science with the international community in Bangkok. I gave two presentations, one to the entire high school discussing the importance of arctic science in the realm of climate change and then I held a second more specialized seminar/lecture on my specific research topic in Cherskiy. For those that do not know, I’ve found a keen interest on monitoring lake drainage rates through the use of satellite imagery and tree ring proxies. The lectures were both very successful and I acquired a lot of positive feedback from several high school students that were interested in arctic research. This was an awesome opportunity for me to share my interests and experiences with students entering the collegiate world and a great way to educate them on the significance of hands-on research as it pertains to a ‘hot’ topic such as climate change science. I had a great time reconnecting with students from my high school, many of whom are from all over the world, and listening to their viewpoints and hearing their perspectives. All-in-all a great time!

One Response to “Outreach Abroad”

  1. June 15, 2009 at 6:06 am, Jane Salerno said:

    You must have inspired many students.
    The project is fascinating … so glad to learn that you’re returning.