Katheryn Cooper is an environmental science teacher at High Point Central High School in Guilford County. Katheryn has received several grants during her teaching career, including an Earthwatch Teacher Research Grant to help create safe zones for migrating and breeding marine animals. Katheryn will continue her work protecting marine life with The Effects of Global Climate Change on Marine Ecology: A Game for Environmental Science, a project that will help her students understand how even small climate changes can have a big impact on the ecosystem of the sea. Her mentor is Duke University associate professor of environmental science and biology Dr. Rob Jackson.