Mount Arlington teacher receives $5K grant for weather and soil monitoring

Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Julie CrawfordJulie Crawford, who teaches gifted and talented students at Mount Arlington School in Morris County, received a $5,000 Science and Technology Grant from BASF which is headquartered nearby. The grant will be applied to the school’s new SOARS Program (Students Observing the Atmo­sphere through Remote Sensing).

Students will actively participate in a number of national and international weather monitoring programs and use equipment such as UV sensors, solar ra­diation sensors, and soil moisture sensors. This community-wide study will include data collection at areas remote from the school where students live and play year round.

At the end of June, Crawford will present this program to teachers from around the world at MIT’s Science and Engineer Teachers Program.

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