UNCG Campus Weekly

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See/hear: July 24, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHBc-BWYtCE

Dr. Catherine Matthews (Education) is the principal investigator on the Herpatology Education in Rural Places and Spaces (HERPS) project, funded by a $2.7 National Science Foundation grant. Students in kindergarten through high school have real-world experiences with the wildlife in area streams and wetlands. It has an impact on the young students and the UNCG participants, who help teach.“To put students in a pair of waders and take them down into the creek and turn over rocks or take a net or minnow trap and capture some of the common animals that are living down there and to listen to their questions is a wonderful experience,” she says in this short video. Earlier this year, she was awarded the Outstanding 9-16 Educator Award in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education for her work mentoring future educators.