The purpose of the trip was to help students better understand the link between science and society, and to encourage them to develop ideas that may help countries meed the mandates of the UN Millennium Goals. Topics discussed varied and included conversations brought to the table by the students. Lakia inquired about the aradication of hunger and extreme poverty; Raynisha discussed issues related to improving maternal health; Joshua focused on infrastructure and development; while David and Demarius covered alternative energy sources.
To prepare for their visit to the UN, the students spent hours reviewing country reports and scientific data, and went through several weeks of Spanish language instruction. Following the diplomat meetings, the students had the opportunity to tour the UN and witness the debate involving the recently adopted UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
Having a high scientific IQ is one thing, but to apply it on a global level in the presence of world leaders in their native language is quite extraordinary. The George Crockett Academy Students we remarkable ambassadors for their families, school and community.