With the craziness of the end of the school year we never got around to posting pictures from MERO's end of the year BBQ and awards ceremony. On one of the last days of school the MERO family gathered for one last time before summer break at Flood Park to grill up some burgers, eat lots of cake, and celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of each of our students.
Alex receives his award.
Guadalupe receives her leadership award for all of her help and hard work as our MERO student coordinator.
Katherine receives her award with a smile.
Tyler grills up some burgers for the hungry kids! The BBQ was after a long day of final exams and everyone was ready to eat and relax in the park.
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!