NHS Students Travel to Washington D.C.

NHS Students Travel to Washington D.C.
Posted on 12/28/2018
Narragansett High School Science Teacher, Kathy Couchon and Social Studies Department Chairperson, Kristin Hayes-Leite traveled to Washington, D.C. with nine NHS Sophomores who had the opportunity to present their climate change research at the American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting on December 13th, 2018. 

After much preparation, the students were excited to share their findings at the conference’s special k-12 poster session, Bright STaRS (Bright Students Training as Research Scientists.) They were among 105 young scientists presenting at the session. They explained their research on global climate change to scientists and graduate students and answered questions on their research rationale.

After the presentations were complete, the students were able to attend a special after-hours event the Air & Space Museum as part of the AGU’s Night at the Museums.

During their stay, students also took a tour of the Capitol, where Shawn Brown, a Legislative Liaison at the Pentagon, and also the nephew of teacher, Kathy Couchon, gave the group a personal tour of the building and grounds. Students shared that an especially poignant moment of the tour was walking through the renovated Pentagon Chapel, which was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. In addition, they visited the National Archives and the Newseum, an interactive museum of news. We thank our teachers and students for representing our district in D.C.!