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- Danielle Adler, founder of San Diego Youth Science, recently introduced Hannah Tandy as a new science educator with SDYS. Tandy, a proud graduate of Mission Bay High School, recently graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University where she received her bachelor's degree in geosciences. Her research in undergraduate school focused on understanding modern day climate change by studying climates of the past. For her thesis work, Tandy received the Princeton Edward Sampson Class of 1914 Prize in Environmental Science. She will be pursuing her Ph.D and continuing her research in the causes and implications of climate change.

Founded in 2016, SDYS is bringing the local Kelp Forest to classrooms at Pacific Beach Elementary and Barnard Elementary this month. A local science education group based in Pacific Beach, SDYS develops custom hands-on science lessons and programs that span all fields of science designed to enhance a school’s existing science curriculum over the school year. SDYS educators teach the hands-on and NGSS aligned programs during the school day, coming in to each classroom once a month.

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PB Elementary

- Three fourth-grade classes from Pacific Beach Elementary took a walking field trip to the tide pools at Tourmaline Beach on March 1. Led by San Diego Youth Science teachers Danielle Adler and Stacy Circuit, students learned about the marine habitat and then worked in groups to record their observations. "When designing programs at San Diego Youth Science our main goal is to make the science relevant and interesting to our students,” Adler said. “We strive to inspire scientific thinking about the world through hands-on, student driven experimentation and engagement in the process of science." All grades at PBE have been working with SDYS over the past two months exploring beach habitats, from the sandy beach and wrack habitat to the kelp forest and tide pools. The program is culminating with field trips to Tourmaline Beach where students explore and conduct transect studies examining species abundance and diversity.

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