Kevin Spingler, Head of La Lumiere School’s Environmental Science Program, Earns Prestigious Fellowship

May 30, 2012

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May 8, 2012 La Porte, Ind. – Kevin Spingler, Head of La Lumiere School’s Environmental Science Program, has earned a prestigious Maury Project Fellowship from the American Meteorological Society (AMS), a selective professional development workshop. The 2-week program to be held this summer at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and is designed to promote the scientific literacy of young people in the physical foundations of oceanography. This fellowship will provide Spingler with an opportunity to augment his knowledge-base, and will continue to advance La Lumiere School’s Environmental Science Program, which he developed.
The Maury Project is directed towards improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understandings in science, technology, and mathematics among precollege students. The project is named after Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), considered by many as the founder of the science of oceanography. The AMS has a long-term interest in precollege ocean education. It serves the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, and publishes oceanographic research journals.
Major components of the Maury Project include (a) the identification and training of a cadre of master oceanographic education resource teachers who will assist the AMS in training other precollege teachers on oceanographic topics, and (b) the development and implementation of scientifically accurate and pedagogically sound instructional resource materials for teachers.

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