Julia Somers

Ms. Somers, Ms. Bilgrav, and Ms. Reinhardt developed an inquiry-based marine biology curriculum that increases their students’ environmental awareness and interest in science. Students from this isolated Rocky Mountain American Indian reservation conduct field research at local streams and lakes with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Environmental Division, consult with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder and learn scuba diving to observe marine life up close at the University of Hawaii Marine Research Station.