Frank teaching a class in the lagoon

Lakeside School students study atoll biodiversity on Tetiaroa

Tetiaroa Society recently hosted a group of 16 students and 3 teachers from Lakeside School in Seattle. The group was on a three week study abroad trip and came to Tetiaroa after spending two weeks in Moorea living with host families and working out of the Atitia Cultural Center.

The time on Tetiaroa was spent exploring the island and learning about its nature and culture. The group had a chance to visit Motu Rimatuu and Bird Island and they put in a morning of work on Motu Reiono, helping to remove grid materials that were used in a recent rat eradication project. They also were invited to do a Green Tour of The Brando where they saw innovative sustainable technologies used by the resort.

 

 

We hope that this will be the first of many field courses from Lakeside School.

Lakeside students with Hinano
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Frank Murphy's academic background includes BA's in Biology, Natural History from UC Santa Cruz, and and MA in Geography from UC Berkeley. He has lived in French Polynesia for 35 years managing the UC Berkeley Gump Research Station and running his own tourism business. For the last three years he has been the Executive Director of Tetiaroa Society, steering the TS mission on the island.