Marion High School teacher receives international fellowship

Heather Wuske, a science teacher at Marion High School, has been selected by Ecology Project International to participate in an eight-day teacher fellowship in Baja Mexico.

The nonprofit organization is a field science and conservation group that partners scientists with local and international students and educators in ecologically critical environments in Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapagos, Belize, Mexico, Yellowstone and Hawaii.

The fellowship, now in its sixth year, will bring Wuske and a small group of teachers from across North America to Magdalena Bay on the Pacific coast for a turtle ecology program and lessons on incorporating field studies into the classroom. The group will also explore the cultural heritage of the city of La Paz during the program, which runs March 3-10.

Since 2005, Ecology Project International has worked with more than 10,000 students in their Baja Mexico program. For information on the project or to apply for next year’s fellowship, visit www.ecologyproject.org/fellowship.