Students in Ms. Maiden's Science Classes get a lesson from an 'unusual' teacher.
"John D" is a nationally recognized Search and Rescue dog who won a Hero Dog award in 2013.
He’s also well-known for working with UAMS on cancer-detection for certain cancers such as ovarian and thyroid that are difficult to detect by medicine until they are quite progressed.
John D and his handler, Donna Waugh, came to Ruth Doyle to visit the students before participating in their STEM night this week.
They visited Maiden's classes to show the students how powerful scents can be, and how dogs can smell things humans can't.
John D smelled some scents in the classroom and then demonstrated for the students how quickly he could locate things based on scents.
He even found the school counselor hiding outside!
The students loved John D and can't wait to see him come back for STEM night, which will be held at RDMS this Thursday February 23rd, from 5:30-7:00.
It was an awesome day," says Maiden, "I think the students will be talking about it for some time to come."
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