Learning about the depths

Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 08:23 AM.

He obtained an email contact for the research group and started sending off emails about the possibility of linking up when a research team was underwater.

His persistence paid off.

“I just thought it was interesting they could have a base underwater,” Raffield said. “I just wanted to learn more.

“I love science. I am a science nerd. I thought it was really interesting all the technology they can use now in their research. They have come a long way.”

The hour-long session with the scientist team didn’t instill a wealth of new knowledge, per se, but Raffield gleaned something far more important.

“I learned you can do anything you want to do as long as you set your mind to it and work hard,” Raffield said. “I learned you need to do what you love. I don’t want to go to work every day hating what I am doing.

“I learned some new things, but I wouldn’t be as interested in science without Mr. Lamberson. He doesn’t like the boring stuff. He thinks outside the box and we all have more fun and learn more.”

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