Aloha e aloha e
'Ano 'ai ke aloha e Aloha ae aloha e
A nu ay ki aloha e
There's no place I'd rather be
Then on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And If I had one wish come true
I'd surf till the sun sets
Beyond the horizon
Thanks Lilo and Stitch for the song theme.
Katrina is an 8th grade student, whom I have had the pleasure of teaching for the last two and a half years. Katrina is a SoTRE. A SoTRE is a Student of Teacher of Researcher Experiences. Katrina has come all the way from Florida to present two posters at the Ocean Science Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2014/default.asp.
One of the posters is her own scientific research, "Too Salty for You". She presented this poster in the Youth Poster Session. The other poster was a co-creation that explains what being a SoTRE has meant to her and her school mates. The SoTRE poster was co-created with Ace and Emily and was presented in the main poster session.*
By: Katrina Y
Posters, posters everywhere!! As soon as you walk in thousands of people surround all these boards that were once empty. As I am setting up my poster people are already starting to crowd. Once I was done I looked around to see who I can talk to. Next thing I know a woman I have never seen before walks up to me. She told me her name was Kathy and that she was my mentor. She offered me advice and I asked "how do I become more confident while speaking?" **Sadly she said it was just through **practice and I only had about five minutes before people would start coming around.
The time has come. I have my first visitor and I have to give my presentation. I felt like the room just got a thousand times hotter. I finally finished and I feel a wave of relieve wash over me. As the poster session went on and more people came to my poster, I gained confidence. By the end of the night I felt like a pro.
EXTRA CREDIT . Watch Katrina's video. What is she trying to find out? What did she find out? List 3 personal thoughts about her project. email to me at eeubanks [at] pjpii.org for extra credit.