About this Grantee
Ms. Wright will participate in an Earthwatch Institute expedition, studying Trinidad's leatherback sea turtles. As a member of the scientific research team she will participate in satellite tracking and collect data about migration patterns and habitat to predict leatherbacks' presence in commercial fishing waters. After the expedition, Ms. Wright will develop a website that will give students a tutorial on applying concepts of conservation to solve real world problems. Ms. Wright will share her experiences, new knowledge, and teaching materials with her colleagues through the district’s professional learning community and Cornell University's Educational Outreach.