Dr. Rick Schmidt’s passion for science transcends the classroom space and the school year itself. Engaging students in authentic inquiry, Dr.Schmidt’s students can often be found exploring with telescopes outside, scuba diving in our pools, learning to conduct aerial surveys with drones, and much more.
In the summer he follows his passion for research and discovery as a Paleontologist. This summer he found the complete head of a femur of a Camarasaurus in Montana. CNN included the discovery as part of their GREAT BIG STORY series. This video includes a discussion of how technology is transforming the discovery process. The aerial imagery and images on the computer screen were taken by a drone acquired through the support of the Upper Dublin Education Foundation.