• Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Indigenous Educator Selected for Ocean Exploration Trust’s Science Communication Fellowship

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Chinle Native Selected as Science Fellow for Deep Ocean Exploration by Navajo-Hopi Observer

Kim Etsitty, a teacher at Navajo Pine High School in Gallup Mckinley County Schools, has been selected as a 2024 Science Communication Fellow by the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET). Originally from Chinle, Arizona, Etsitty is excited to be one of 13 fellows from various schools, science centers, and non-profit organizations throughout the Pacific and North America.

Etsitty expressed her excitement about the opportunity to engage with classrooms worldwide and share insights about the importance of water. She believes that the ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples, including the Diné worldview, can contribute to the restoration of the land and waters. Etsitty sees her selection as a chance to serve as a role model for future Indigenous scientists and to exchange cultural perspectives with leading scientists.

During her time at sea on OET’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus, Etsitty will have the platform to connect with learners through NautilusLive.org. She will be part of a deep ocean team exploring deep-sea biology and geology within Palau National Marine Sanctuary. You can learn more about Kim and her upcoming experience by visiting the website.

By Samantha Jones

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