With over 20 years of experience teaching youth of all ages in the outdoors; creating original curricula; and training teachers to take the leap; I'm excited to share tools and materials to encourage more teachers to teach students outside!
Learning in the outdoors comes with a multitude of benefits for you and your students! Are you ready to head out into the school yard? to a local park? or explore your community? Whether you are considering taking your students outside for the first time or your classroom is the natural world- I have experiential, interdisciplinary, and engaging resources to share with you! .
Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship for Excellence in Geographic Education: National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions: Fjords of Norway and Arctic Svalbard 2016 NatureBridge Golden Gate Unsung Hero Award: Recognition of exceptional employee whose dedication supports and promotes the mission. 2013 Baxter Memorial Award and Travel Grant: South African White Shark Research 2013 Bishop Marcus Award for Professional Studies: Advanced American Sign Language 2007 Outstanding Environmental Studies Major: School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont 2001 Presidential Environmental Youth Award: Outstanding achievement in environmental protection. Girl Scout Gold Award: Highest award in Girl Scouting; involves service, leadership and organization.
I completed my Bachelor of Science with Honors in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources. My senior thesis was focused on researching and implementing teaching methods that supported girls' education in science. I studied abroad in both Australia and Belize conducting independent research on student retention of ecological concepts based on pedagogical delivery method in Australia and distance education teacher training programs successes and shortcomings in rural Belize. I completed my Master's work in Education with Distinction through the University of Minnesota Duluth and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center where I taught concurrently. My professional studies span my wide range of interests from American Sign Language at Gallaudet University; Beekeeping and Traditional Hawaiian Hula Dance at the College of Marin; and Marine Ecology at the University of Alaska
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