St. Petersburg, FL — October 30, 2014 — On Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. 75 Fulbright Scholars will visit Canterbury School of Florida to tour the school’s 2,800 square foot dedicated Marine Studies facility, and the school’s new McMullen Science Center. The tours will be followed by a potluck dinner, hosted by Canterbury families in the school’s cafeteria, who will get to dine with the scholars.
The scholars will be here as part of the first “Fulbright Enrichment Seminar” of the 2014-2015 academic year. The topic will be “Climate Change and the Plight of the Oceans”, and takes place during the inaugural “Blue Ocean Film Festival” in St. Petersburg from November 5-9. This is the first Fulbright Enrichment Seminar ever held in the State of Florida.
Canterbury students are heavily involved in BLUE OCEAN events, and students have entered three of their own Marine Studies short films in several categories with the help of Canterbury’s Director of Marine Studies, Jenna Cummings.
The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the US government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education. Eight hundred Fulbright Scholars are selected worldwide through 155 United States embassies and bi-national commissions. They are scientists, doctors and surgeons, teachers, researchers, and artists doing advanced research and lecturing in US colleges and universities.