I am a highly motivated, teacher and scientist who is committed to teaching and to the conservation of natural resources.
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Scientific writing, grant writing, organizing people, working with adolescents
I have B.S. and a Ph.D. in biology, and I am broadly trained as an ecologist and have research experience in population, conservation, community, and ecosystems biology. I am in my 10th year of teaching and I have taught grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
I am a highly motivated, teacher and scientist who is committed to teaching and to the conservation of natural resources. It is my belief that the greatest responsibility of scientists is to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for their “science” with as many people as possible. Doing this means making learning fun, safe, and “hands-on”.
In keeping with this philosophy, I have been able to develop a variety of partnerships between the communities I live in and my class room or educational organization. Presently, I am partnering with Gallatin River Task Force to teach my 9th grade biology class about water quality through monthly sampling of the Gallatin River and two of its tributaries across from the Lone Peak High School Campus. I have also taken on managing a school level composting program with my 9th grade students. In the summer of 2010, I oversaw and lead the development of a 10 week outdoor summer day camp called, Great Basin Naturalists, based in Reno, NV. This program was given a state award in its first year. The programming continues operate and has expanded upon the programming I originally helped to develop and implement.
How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse
I would love to form collaborations with other woman in science. I am willing to mentor other teachers and be a resource for developing education and outreach programs, particularly around environmental science and biology.