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Hero and Project Description: 

Greenwood’s innovative teaching idea, “Ocean Drifters,” focuses on enabling students to become the ocean scientists that they have read about, building and deploying their own oceanographic instruments. Students involved in the project will learn about ocean circulation and modeling via flotsam and jetsam and ultimately deploy marine drifters that are equipped with GPS. Through a series of labs and explorations, students will focus on physical oceanography. They will develop engineering skills and propose research questions using the transmitter’s data. Students will also have an opportunity to form connections by talking about data collection with local scientists. With the support of the Voya grant for this program, students will also have the opportunity to engage in the project with a nearby school that sent out a drifter from an East coast location.

Unsung Hero City: 
Jamaica Plain
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Unsung Hero School: 
Meridian Academy
Unsung Hero Year: 
2 018
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