I love participating in this program every semester, but during COVID this has become one of the more rewarding ways I stay connected to others.
So far this semester, I've met with four classes of enthusiastic fourth graders and with a couple of families.
Fourth grade highlights: "The ocean has spiders?! But I thought it was safe!" "Have you ever seen a shark poop?" and more inspiringly "I should learn to code I could do that!".
Family highlights included talking with parents about COVID, vaccines, and why I felt safe getting mine. Turns out a marine invertebrate biologist was approachable enough for grown ups to feel safe asking questions, too. Felt great to maybe make a small difference!