joined us for a live interview on February 22, 121
E.T. Click here for a transcript
of that interview.
Giudice teaches seventh grade science at Delmar Middle and
Senior High School in Delmar, Delaware, located on the Maryland-Delaware
border. Science doesn't stop with the classroom for Shauneen's
students. Her students are transforming a storm water drainage
pond into a wildlife habitat. Each year, they raise money
for this project and hold an annual planting day. They also
teach environmental lessons to younger students in the nearby
elementary school. Last year, seventh graders also hosted
field trips for elementary kids in which they set up outdoor
activities around the pond. Science continues into the summer
for some students who participate as summer field research
apprentices in nearby wildlife reserves.
are also a time for family, travel, and science for Shauneen.
As an Earthwatch teacher, she sampled pine trees in the
northern Cascades and aquatic invertebrates in Brazil. As
a "Teacher-at-Sea," she helped survey fish and shrimp from
aboard a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Family camping
trips have taken Shauneen with her husband and three children
from the Smokey Mountains, Georgia, to the Adirondacks,
New York. Their favorite trip was canoeing through seven
small lakes in Algonquin Park, Canada. Between trips, her
12-year-old son often accompanies her to teacher workshops
throughout the state of Delaware!
year, Shauneen received recognition as "A Teacher Who Makes
a Difference" from TV Channel 47 for the Junior Earthwatch
program. She welcomes the challenge each year of finding
new projects for the kids, new ideas for her classroom,
and new grants to fund them.
credit: Courtesy of Shauneen Giudice/Earthwatch Institute