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Mrs. Bethany Smith

 

Year Appointed: 2009
Rider University, Marine Science, Environmental Geology minor – B.S.
William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Biological Oceanography – M.S.

 

The estuary is the point where man, the sea – his immemorial ally and adversary – and the land meet and challenge each other – U.S. Department of the Interior

“My desire as an educator is to share my love and passion for marine science with the next generation of scientists, leaders, and citizens of the world,” says Mrs. Smith. “Being a scientifically literate citizen in this connected world will provide them with a background and a way of analyzing the complex problems they will face in a constantly changing world”.

She bethanysmithshares her enthusiasm for marine science in her Foundations of Science and Marine & Environmental Science I & II classes at CBGS. Sharing her expertise with students and providing them with their own field studies “provide[s] students with real world examples [that allow them to] become the owners of their own learning”. Even students interested in fields outside marine science will benefit from studying these disciplines.

Mrs. Smith also had the opportunity to represent CBGS as a 2013 Ocean Exploration Trust Science Communications Fellow. She was able to connect with students by providing live commentary and answering scientific questions about the exploration of 3 unknown shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. Closer to home, Mrs. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

staff-BethanySmith
Mrs. Bethany Smith

 

Year Appointed: 2009
Rider University, Marine Science, Environmental Geology minor – B.S.
William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Biological Oceanography – M.S.

 

The estuary is the point where man, the sea – his immemorial ally and adversary – and the land meet and challenge each other – U.S. Department of the Interior

“My desire as an educator is to share my love and passion for marine science with the next generation of scientists, leaders, and citizens of the world,” says Mrs. Smith. “Being a scientifically literate citizen in this connected world will provide them with a background and a way of analyzing the complex problems they will face in a constantly changing world”.

She bethanysmithshares her enthusiasm for marine science in her Foundations of Science and Marine & Environmental Science I & II classes at CBGS. Sharing her expertise with students and providing them with their own field studies “provide[s] students with real world examples [that allow them to] become the owners of their own learning”. Even students interested in fields outside marine science will benefit from studying these disciplines.

Mrs. Smith also had the opportunity to represent CBGS as a 2013 Ocean Exploration Trust Science Communications Fellow. She was able to connect with students by providing live commentary and answering scientific questions about the exploration of 3 unknown shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. Closer to home, Mrs. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

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Terri L. Perkins, Director
P. O. Box 1410
202 South Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-0267
Fax: 804-443-4039
Bowling Green Site

16221 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone: 804-633-3406
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Glenns, VA 23149
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52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-1306
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The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education, participating School Divisions and Rappahannock Community College, and a member of NCSSSMST (National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology).
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