Where They’re Headed: Fern Beetle-Moorcroft ’14

Where They’re Headed: Fern Beetle-Moorcroft ’14

This summer, Fern Beetle-Moorcroft ’14 is volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa, with the South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) in both their Environmental Education Program and Hope Scholars Program. The nonprofit organization works with the Cape Town township of Philippi, to provide tutoring and mentorship programs to middle and high school students.

A geology major at Bryn Mawr College and an environmental studies minor at Haverford, Beetle-Moorcroft will be serving as a tutor, leading day camp activities and hikes, completing office work, and teaching daily lessons on the local and global environment. “I am excited to be able to share my love of the natural world with the students that I will be tutoring,” says Beetle-Moorcroft. “I see this volunteer position as a unique opportunity to bridge scientific inquiry with community engagement.”
Beetle-Moorcroft started on the job in Cape Town on June 8, and will be working with SAEP for ten weeks. She is sponsored through Haverford’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship’s Senior Bridge Fund through the duration of her program, but she may extend her stay if she can find financial support from an outside source. She is also considering attending graduate school, for programs in environment and resources or geologic hazards mitigation.


—Kelsey Ryan ’14

“Where They’re Headed” is a blog series reporting on the post-Haverford plans of members of the Class of 2014.

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  1. So proud of you Fern!

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