Introducing Jack- our 2019 MERO student coordinator! Jack participated in the MERO program of 2017 and is now back in a leadership position. We are very excited to have him! To help you get to know Jack better we have a short interview with him below.
Question: What grade are you in?
Jack: I am a Junior this year at M-A.
Question: What MERO event are you most excited for?
Jack: The trip to Monterey! I want to see the animals again and spend time in nature and at the beach.
Question: What was the best part about participating in MERO in 2017?
Jack: The sandwiches!* And going to Jasper Ridge. I liked seeing the animal prints, bones, and the scientific cameras. I liked using the camera traps to see what types of animals live there.
Question: Why are you excited about being the MERO 2019 student coordinator?
Jack: I will be able to help people that do not speak English and help them be better in English and encourage them to stay in school. I can also encourage them to learn more about science if that is something they want to do.
Question: What do you like to do when you are not at school or MERO?
Jack: I like to go on long bike rides and fix bikes. I also like to spend time with friends and eat or help them fix their bikes. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I work at McDonalds which is good for me because I get to practice my English with a lot of different people.
Thank you Jack! Stay tuned for a video tour with Jack at Jasper Ridge coming later this season!
*Jack is a very enthusiastic eater of MERO's famous ham and cheese sandwiches. Many students share his enthusiasm for the sandwiches.
Welcome to La Mera Ciencia, the official blog of Menlo-Atherton Ecology Research Outdoors (MERO). Founded in 2017, MERO is a free, after-school environmental education program for high school English Language Learners that gets students outside doing ecology. Mero (or mera for feminine words like ciencia) is Spanish for "legit" or "the real thing", which is exactly the kind of science we do in the MERO program!