Santa Fe College Professor Goes Under Water with National Geographic
Published September 19th, 2012
Santa Fe College has their very own "national geographic adventurer."
Biology Professor Dr.Jerry Johnston was featured on "National Geographic Dangerous Encounters" with host Brady Barr.
During a three-day shoot, Johnston helped the host on his mission to find large wild alligator snapping turtles.
The film began shooting in Louisiana, but it wasn't until the crew arrived at the Santa Fe River and joined Johnston that they found the size they were looking for.
Johnston says being involved with National Geographics gives Santa Fe College more evidence that they know how to teach outside the box.
"We do a lot, it's nice to let the general public see that we do more than just the standard in the classroom education..we educate behind the scenes," said Johnston.
Johnston has been studying alligator snapping turtles for eight years.
He says many people think these turtles are dangerous but they are really benign animals when left alon
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