Waquoit Bay Reserve education staff have been working closely with partners from the Deaf community to increase access to our programs for deaf individuals. In 2011, Amy Reed, intern from Cape Cod Community College, who is deaf herself, worked with WBNERR education staff to setup and lead coastal ecology field programs for students from the READS Collaborative and those continued for several years.
To expand opportunities for STEM learning in New England’s deaf community, Reserve education staff pulled together subject matter experts and educators from the Center for Research and Training at The Learning Center for the Deaf, Boston University, Waquoit Bay, Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island), and Wells (Maine) National Estuarine Research Reserves and five schools for the deaf. Read more about this project here.
Learn about the Watershed stewardship in Action” Deaf students on the Estuary project: http://www.nerrssciencecollaborative.org/project/Muller17