Falkland Island News Network publishes report on Follow a Researcher
The Falkland Island News Network carried a WLBZ (Channel 2) report about the University of Maine’s Follow a Researcher program. For a second year, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering the program that aims to connect K–12 students in Maine and around the country to UMaine researchers in the field. From Jan. 14 through Feb. 13, participants will watch as Kit Hamley, a graduate student at UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, travels to the Falkland Islands to research an extinct species of fox called the warrah. Using field and laboratory techniques, she hopes to learn how and when the animal arrived in the Falklands. Educators and students will be able to communicate with Hamley through live Twitter chats during her expedition, as well as classroom visits before and after her trip. Hamley said she is excited about the effect she will make on the lives of students through this enrichment program, according to the report.