John Kessler, a friend of the GRS program, was recently spotlighted and quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times regarding his work on the Great Lakes and climate change. He recently completed a week-long tour collecting data about microbes and their methane emissions in order to gather data about its impact on climate change. Given the current political climate, Dr. Kessler summarized his relationship with science in the following words:
There’s skepticism about science. It’s our job to slowly and methodically go through and talk about science … and communicate what we know and don’t know.
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The GRS cohort in Integrating Science and Literacy, a Warner School summer course, recently completed a project that involved collecting their own data on Lake Ontario. As a researcher, Dr. Kessler knows much about the process of collecting data on large lake systems. He was kind enough to help the students in this class frame their research questions, as well as critically challenge their thinking on how they might collect data to answer those questions. He was an invaluable asset to helping students throughout the investigative process!