Fracking Seminar at Skinner

Each year, Skinner’s science students conduct a research project and Socratic Seminar on a particular topic. The topic covered this year was Fracking – Pros and Cons. Students did intense research on the subject and determined their position on fracking. The unit culminated this year with a 6th grade assembly on fracking with four special guests panelists. Thank you to our guests for participating.

The students who presented demonstrated a high level of intellectual discourse and we learned a tremendous amount from our guest panel experts as well.

In an amazing coincidence, one of the panel members, Mr. Haley, shared that his grandmother attended Skinner as a girl in the 1920s, not long after our school opened our doors!

Congratulations to our scholars and to our 6th grade science team!

Skinner Scholars: Farhiya Aden, Tate Dewhurst and Aiden Guzdar

Kaila Hood, Congressional Aide from Congresswoman DeGette’s office

Dan Haley, President and CEO of Colorado Oil & Gas Association

Catherine Blair, Senior Advisor, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Dr. Aubrey Hillman, Assistant Professor Environmental Science School of Geosciences at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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