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Woodstock Teacher Brings Lessons from Africa Back to Her Students

Woodstock Academy biology teacher Valerie May.

Woodstock Academy biology teacher Valerie May holds a darkling beetle she collected at the Mozambican national park. The insect uses its exoskeleton to collect dew, allowing it to live in very dry environments. (Photos courtesy of Valerie May.)

It was an incredible opportunity—spend ten days in and around Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park leading a professional development course and learning about the park and its mission. Woodstock Academy biology teacher Valerie May jumped at the chance.

“It was a big honor to be asked to lead the workshop,” May said.

May has worked with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for the past four years, leading workshops at national conferences and running workshops in several cities around the country. The organization is clearly impressed by May as they invited her and two other public school teachers, Cindy Gay from Colorado and Ann Brokaw of Ohio, to lead a two-day workshop in Mozambique this summer. Read more