On June 27, Sean Bennett, who teaches biology at the Career Center and his wife, Colleen, will be take a group of 11 students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County high schools to the Galapagos Islands.
“To my knowledge,” Bennett said, “this is the first time a group from our school system has traveled to the place where Charles Darwin gathered the resources to form his theory of evolution.”
Bennett has never been to the Galapagos Islands and has always wanted to go. He became intrigued about the possibility of making the trip real after listening to Annie Knudsen, who teaches environment science at the Career Center, talking about a trip she had made to Costa Rica with students.
Bennett arranged the trip through EF Education First, an international company that organizes educational trips. Other WS/FC schools had already made trips through the company and had good experiences.
On the trip, the Career Center students – whose home high schools include Mount Tabor, Reynolds, East and Glenn – will be joined by high school students from Los Angeles, Seattle and Pittsburgh.
The trip will last until July 5.
The people in the photo are:
Front row: Matthew Arcuri (on the phone), Emily Allen (holding the phone), Maddie Galbreath, Tori Elliott, Cathy Delano, Sheridan Lee, Kaili Griffin, Emily Madison-Cooper, Colleen Bennett
Back row: Daniel Faircloth, Sean Bennett, Evan Muday, Paige Watts