• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

Indigenous Educator Kim Etsitty Selected as Science Communication Fellow for Ocean Exploration Trust’s Deep-Sea Expedition

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, is one of 13 Science Communication Fellows chosen by the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) for 2024. Originally from Chinle, Arizona, Etsitty will sail on OET’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus this autumn as part of a deep ocean team exploring Palau National Marine Sanctuary’s deep-sea biology and geology.

Etsitty was selected from a competitive pool of applicants and expressed her excitement about engaging with classrooms worldwide and sharing insights about the importance of water. She believes that Indigenous knowledge, including the Diné worldview, can contribute to the restoration of land and waters. Etsitty sees her selection as an opportunity to serve as a role model for future Indigenous scientists and to exchange cultural perspectives with leading scientists.

During her time at sea, Etsitty will have access to NautilusLive.org’s platform to connect with learners. To learn more about Kim and her upcoming experience, visit the website.

By Samantha Jones

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