A Christmas Classroom

Title

A Christmas Classroom

Description

This image was taken on Christmas (Kiritimati) Island located in the central equatorial Pacific. My colleagues and I took the day off from fieldwork to visit a 4th grade classroom where we talked about El Nio. We talked about how it works and about the significant influence El Nio has over the water and food resources for the island. We also told them about our mission to find the history of tropical climate cycles in the sediment of a nearby lake, something they were unexpectedly fascinated by. Afterwards, the children were absolutely thrilled to play a game of shooting cowrie shells, and they beat us almost every time.

Creator

Melinda C. Higley

Date

2016

Contributor

Aaron Higley

Rights

Copyright 2016 Melinda C. Higley

Relation

Geology

Original Format

jpg

Files

Higley_MelindaC.JPG

Citation

Melinda C. Higley, “A Christmas Classroom,” Image of Research: Celebrating Student Research at Illinois, accessed June 18, 2018, http://imageofresearch.omeka.net/items/show/226.