During the virtual field trip for Texas classrooms May 3rd , teachers who registered for the event were put into a drawing for a school visit by Philippe Cousteau. The winner of the event was Willie Trumbull, a 4th grade teacher at Williams Elementary in Austin, Texas.
Williams Elementary students were treated to a great presentation by Philippe that included sneak peeks of upcoming shows, stories about how he got into his ocean studies, and lots of conversation about what is going on in the ocean and how it affects us on land. Students asked him questions and many got to have their picture taken with him. Philippe spent the day at Williams and visited with classrooms and had lunch with a number of teachers as well.
Texas was grateful to have the state-wide virtual trip hosted by Discovery and Region XI Educational Service Center. Because of that opportunity, Williams students were able to see live images from an aquarium in Seattle, Washington and then learn more about their real connections to the Gulf of Mexico and the oceans around them from Philippe in person.