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At the beginning of the school year we participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up as an entire school. Shortly after, Hurricane Katrina roared into existence having huge impact on the environment. The teachers decided to begin the year discussing natural disasters as the first inquiry topic of the year.
We were so fortunate that Iain’s great uncle, Dr. Harland Johnson, from New Orleans was visiting Calgary after experiencing Hurricane Katrina. He visited us and told us lots about hurricanes and how they impact the people who live in their paths. He also shared some of the New Orleans culture with us, such as Mardi Gras.
Questions asked by the students to Dr. Johnson:
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