Teacher from Brasher Falls' St. Lawrence Central to attend U.S. Naval Academy workshop
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 10:46 am

BRASHER -- Darlene Bissonette, a St. Lawrence Central High School teacher, will attend the 21st session of the Maury Project Workshop offered by the U. S. Naval Academy.

Bissonette will be one of 24 teachers from around the country attending from July 6 to 18.

The Maury Project is designed to give science teachers and science supervisors an in-depth study of oceanographic and meteorological subjects including waves, tides, density and wind-driven oceanographic circulations and ocean-atmosphere interactions. The workshop equips teachers with training and teaching materials that can be used in their classrooms. They will participate in lectures, tutorials, research cruises, hands-on laboratory exercises and field trips.

This year, the program will host teachers from 17 states. A Canadian teacher will also partake, sponsored by the Canadian Meteorology and Oceanography Society.

David Smith, retired professor and former chairman of the Naval Academy oceanography department, and Jim Brey, education director of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), will be workshop co-directors. Speakers will include oceanographers and senior scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the University of Maryland at College Park and the United States Navy.