Oak Cliff teacher wins $3,000 for science lab

Perri in class
Photo courtesy of Bishop Dunne Catholic School

Bishop Dunne Catholic School science teacher Perri Carr is a national finalist for the
Shell Science Lab Challenge, which recognizes teachers who find innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited resources.

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As one of 18 finalists, she won a $3,000 prize package for the school, which includes $2,000 in lab equipment, a $300 gift certificate to the National Science Teachers Association online store, various subscriptions and memberships and entry to a national conference for two science teachers.

Carr, who has a masters degree from Texas Christian University, has taught advanced placement science for 33 years, and she joined Bishop Dunne in 2013.

A list of her accomplishments, from a school media release:

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…selected as a Toyota International Teacher for the Galapagos program in 2008, repeating as a Texas Healthy Habitat grant winner for a prairie restoration and green roof project, authoring a lab for a college environmental science text, developing a Duke TIP class, and earning her Texas Master Naturalist certification. She has led student field and mission trips to the Galapagos and Costa Rica. She developed and led a marine biology field course in the Bahamas for several years and looks forward to exploring similar innovative programs at Bishop Dunne. A lifelong learner, she recently took a graduate course on climate change.

Five of the 18 Shell challenge finalists will win the grand prize, a package valued at $20,000.

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