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Teacher's 'incredible' whale experience

PUBLISHED: 18:52 24 September 2008 | UPDATED: 14:40 14 July 2010

A GEOGRAPHY teacher has spoken of his incredible experience working with whales and dolphins after winning a 2008 Earthwatch Award for Educators.

Joel Rodker, of Attleborough High School, spent a week with the Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit in the Moray Firth, Scotland.

A GEOGRAPHY teacher has spoken of his incredible experience working with whales and dolphins after winning a 2008 Earthwatch Award for Educators.

Joel Rodker, of Attleborough High School, spent a week with the Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit in the Moray Firth, Scotland.

Together with three other teachers from around the country, he helped the internationally recognised charity with its vital research into the lives of minke whales, harbour porpoises and bottle nose dolphins.

It involved braving the rough waves to engage in counting, photographing and tagging the animals.

Now back at school, he was eager to pass on his learning to the pupils.

“I have been able to explain the value and practice of scientific research as well as further the students' geographic understanding of this area. I will never forget this incredible experience,” he said.

It was a unique opportunity to be working alongside international research staff

in a stunning part of the

UK, and helping contribute

to the protection of some

of our least understood

marine wildlife, added Mr Rodker who also took part

in presentations for the charity.

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