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Science study trip for his summer break renews spirit for Port Republic teacher

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Port Republic science teacher Jason Clarkson, 32, talked about his recent research trip to Arizona to study climate change and its effect on caterpillars. 'It gives me a whole new insight on things to teach the children,' he said. 'I feel like the kids learn a lot better when it's something that either they've been a part of or they know someone that's been a part of it.'

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Like many educators, Port Republic science teacher Jason Clarkson has devoted a chunk of his summer vacation to brush up on his subject. Unlike most, he traveled more than 2,000 miles to do so.

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Dave Griffin

Port Republic science teacher Jason Clarkson, 32, talked about his recent research trip to Arizona to study climate change and its effect on caterpillars. 'It gives me a whole new insight on things to teach the children,' he said. 'I feel like the kids learn a lot better when it's something that either they've been a part of or they know someone that's been a part of it.'