Spider-sense is tingling
Hip, hip hooray for Catherine Walker, the soon-to-be senior at St. Savior High School, who just completed the Science Research Mentoring Program in Laboratory Skills nicknamed “Research Boot Camp” at the American Museum of Natural History. The program prepares students for a mentorship with a museum scientist.
Our pal Catherine’s research extended to a visit to the Spiders Alive exhibit currently on display, where she was able to get up close and personal with those creepy, crawly arachnids and do some hands-on research.
But before Catherine could take eight giant spider steps into the exhibit, she was required to take three After School Program Research courses. Program heads also asked her to submit a transcript and short essay for review, take part in a qualifying course and finish the last leg of her journey, the mighty Science Research Mentoring Program. Sheesh! Catherine must really like spiders!
Standing O wishes Catherine a long and happy future in studying arachnids, and possibly finding out if you can turn someone into Spider-Man. We also want to wish her good luck in the coming year’s mentorship program. But, above all, Catherine, for us, please keep those fuzzy multi-legged spiders in their glass cages!
St. Saviour High School [588 Sixth St. between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 768–4406].