I'm an informal educator creating eco-educational games that teach the importance of environmental conservation through play.
I focus on creating engaging tools that can be used in a variety of educational settings for multiple age groups, embracing the power of play to connect students to scientific concepts whether they're in the classroom, at home, on a field trip, or at summer camp. In addition to my own education, some of the professional experiences that have built my career path include:
-Creating educational games for the Franklin Park Zoo
-Building classroom science curricula for the New England Aquarium
-Designing educational programming evaluations for the Seacoast Science Center
-Graduate coursework in education, program design, evaluation, conservation psychology, biology, and earth sciences
-Undergraduate research in ecology and marine biology
I fully believe in the power of play and always aim to embrace the fun in science to create the most engaging educational experiences possible! Environerd Studios' games are based in current science and directly connect to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), complementing formal classroom lessons and non-formal educational experiences alike. Games are crafted to engage students' agency, deep thinking, cooperation, and cross-disciplinary learning, while providing a fun, social experience that they'll want to play again and again.
Student Innovation Award, Antioch University New England 2017
Conference Presenter, Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference 2018
Science Carnival Presenter, Cambridge Science Festival 2017 & 2018
Conference Presenter, Ocean Literacy Summit 2016
M.S. in Environmental Education, Antioch University New England
B.S. in Ecology & Evolution, University of California, Santa Cruz
Check out the Environerd website at www.environerd.com for more information and resources!