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Cammy Roffe Takes to the High Sierras

Meredith Berry-Toon

Canterbury's faculty members have been busy this summer pursuing their passions and interests. Some have taken advanced courses, attended workshops, and otherwise participated in personal and professional enrichment.

One such faculty member is science teacher Cammy Roffe.In mid-July, she spent one week at the Ghost Ranch, an education and retreat center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. While there, she took part in a seminar called "Earth Honoring Faith: The Journey of the Universe." Students looked at ways to connect faith and sustainability to help combat our environmental issues.

Peter Tucker '78 helped facilitate Cammy's participation. His sister, Mary Evelyn, was one of the presenters.

"The experience was very thought-provoking," said Cammy.

Later in July, Cammy found herself in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Truckee, California, on an Earthwatch, restoring meadows for water storage and carbon sequestration.

Earthwatch brings individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet.

The work she and colleagues completed will help scientists to understand how human activities have altered meadows in the Sierra Nevada and how these changes will impact their response to a changing climate.