Dayton Society of Natural History is a team of museum educators in Dayton, Ohio with over 102 combined years of teaching experience among 8 educators, teaching all ages from Pre-K through College/Adult Learners
Each museum educator brings their own unique philosophy of education and teaching style. Multiple teaching styles are represented among the museum educators, including informal and formal instruction; costumed tours and activities; museum presentations; kinesthetic, inquiry-based learning; literacy applications; cross-curriculum instruction; blended classroom techniques; and discussion-based, student-centered approaches
Members of the Boonshoft Education team have won awards in their respective areas of study: • Astronomy: Awards for Planetarium Content Creation, published in 3D World Magazine for work on worldwide planetarium show, SpacePark360, and Most Original Contribution to Astronomy Visualization • Environmental Science: Sustainability Fellow Award and Climate Ambassador Award • Leadership: Volunteerism Award and the Better Business Bureau Non-Profit Integrity in Leadership
Multiple areas of study are represented: • B.A. in Zoology, Minor in Chinese (Miami University) • B.A. in Zoology (Ohio Wesleyan University) • B.A. in Anthropology, Minor in English (The Ohio State University) • B.S. in Geology (University of Cincinnati) • B.A. in Geoarchaelogy (University of Cincinnati) • B.A. in History, Minor in Geography (Louisiana Tech) • B.S. in Biology, B.A. in Spanish (Buena Vista University) • B.A. in Computer Animation and Scientific Visualization (University of Dayton) • B.S. in Biology (Wittenberg University) • B.S. in Middle Childhood Education - Science and English, Minor in Theater (Mount Vernon Nazarene University) • M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, Effective Classroom Management concentration (American College of Education) • P.S.M. - Professional Science Master’s in Conservation Biology (University of Wisconsin-Stout) • M.S. in Physics (Ball State University) • M.S. in Biology (Wright State University) • M.A. in History, with Public History concentration (Wright State University)
Each team member of the Dayton Society of Natural History has relevant experience to enhance student learning with the created content. • Alyssa leads top-notch mobile animal education programs and has experienced years of field biology, including time spent researching in the Galapagos. • Makenzie has over 13 years of geologic and palentologic experience. • Jordan has spent time examining how education is done within exhibit spaces of a museum. • Courtney has been coaching FIRST LEGO League for over 15 years. • Jason has been working as the lead artist for the award-winning tech company Dome3D, LLC and is a co-owner of Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop with his wife. • Vicki has co-written a complete copyrighted curriculum for young adults with disabilities to learn soft skills. • Julia is Project WET certified and has worked in various science fields such as wildlife management, higher education laboratories, and water/product laboratory testing.
English Language Arts, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, Arts & Music, General Science, Physical Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, Handwriting, Engineering