CHS’s Ali Coker has been named a Green Apple Award winner for Clark County! The award recognizes exceptional “green” educators in the area, all of whom will be recognized at a Feb. 22 ceremony. Ali is a Biology and Forensic Science teacher, as well as the Green Team Advisor. She was nominated by Director of Educational Resources Steve Marshall and selected for her commitment to reduce harmful environmental impacts, educate others, and give back to the community. (She’s pictured on the far left, with her students.)
Ali also had the opportunity to visit San Diego this month to attend a national conference as part of the Murdock Partners in Science Grant. She presented her summer research on how nutrients impact phytoplankton growth in the Columbia River and shared how performing that research has impacted her science classroom. In the audience were other teachers as well as professors and scientists in the field.