Women in Defense Greater Boston Chapter Gives Back to the Community
Diane Phillips of Joint Research and Developement (JRAD), also the WID-GBC Secretary, volunteered to teach a class about Textile Technology/Materials Science to a class of 7th-9th graders attending the Women in Science summer program at Waquoit Bay Nataional Estuary and Research Reserve in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
The Waquoit Bay National Estuary and Research Reserve is a very unique research site (one of 29 of its 'kind' across the united states). It is funded by national (NOAA), state (DCR) and local (Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation or 'Friends of Waquoit Bay') agencies. It's the local WBRF 'Friends' group that funds the summer school program for youth at the estuary.
There are week long educational programs for various age groups throughout the summer months. This week, the class Diane presented to were students entering grades 7 through 9.
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