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Fulbright Scholars Visit

75 INTERNATIONAL FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS ENJOY A SCHOOL TOUR & DINNER WITH CSF FAMILIES

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., 75 Fulbright Scholars visited Canterbury School of Florida to tour the school’s 2,800 square foot facility dedicated to Marine Studies, and the school’s new McMullen Science Center. The tours were followed by a potluck dinner, hosted by Canterbury families in the school’s cafeteria, who were able to dine with the scholars. The scholars were here as part of the first “Fulbright Enrichment Seminar” of the 2014-2015 academic year. The topic was “Climate Change and the Plight of the Oceans”, and took place during the inaugural “Blue Ocean Film Festival” in St. Petersburg from November 5-9. This was the first Fulbright Enrichment Seminar ever held in the State of Florida. Canterbury students were heavily involved in BLUE OCEAN

events, and students entered three of their own Marine Studies short films in several categories with the help of Canterbury’s Director of Marine Studies, Jenna Cummings, one of which won FIRST PLACE in the student division. The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the US government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education. Eight hundred Fulbright Scholars are selected worldwide through 155 United States embassies and bi-national commissions. They are scientists, doctors and surgeons, teachers, researchers, and artists doing advanced research and lecturing in US colleges and universities. LEFT: The visiting scholars take their seats for a presentation. BELOW L: Director of International Studies Gina Donovan addresses the scholars. BELOW R: Visitors dig into an American potluck provided by CSF families.

ABOVE LEFT: Freshman Tori Lindenmeyer (in blue) shows visitors a starfish from one of the touch tanks in our Cousteau Center for Marine Studies. ABOVE CENTER & RIGHT: Fourth grade students Zach Goldenberg and Heather Boss present their inventions to a room of Fulbright Scholars. Heather’s invention, “Night Socks”, was a winner at the 2014 USF Invention Convention.

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Profile for Canterbury School of Florida

CSFeatures Winter 2015  

CSFeatures is designed to give past, current and future Canterbury families and friends a snapshot of what our students, faculty, parent vol...

CSFeatures Winter 2015  

CSFeatures is designed to give past, current and future Canterbury families and friends a snapshot of what our students, faculty, parent vol...