University of Maine (Wildlife Management)
Norwich University (Master's)
I have been a teacher for 29 years. My goal throughout that time is to help students develop a true passion for science. I want them to become lifelong learners in science and I want students to choose science classes in college and science as a career. I am a non traditionally trained teacher with a background in experiential education. It has allowed me to be creative and innovative as an educator and it has allowed me to push analytical thinking and problem solving. I began my career as a Wildlife Biologist and a Wetland Scientist and during that time I was engaged in scientific research. My passion for the environment turned into a passion for science and my passion for research has allowed me to be one of the few educators in this state who connect students with research opportunities. These research opportunities have allowed students to stand out in the state and that will open the door to college for a high school student. I am literally creating a web page to help students and teachers and schools truly find the best of science education and I am one of the true science education leaders in this state.
I have been a teacher for 29 years. My goal throughout that time is to help students develop a true passion for science. I want them to become lifelong learners in science and I want students to choose science classes in college and science as a career. I am a non traditionally trained teacher with a background in experiential education. It has
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My degree is in wildlife management and botany was part of the research that I was engaged in as a wildlife biologist. I took botany in college and for the largest part of my teaching career, I taught environmental science, which always included Botany. I managed a greenhouse as a classroom for six years where plants where essential, and I currently have the largest flower gardens in my region, and I am beginning to dominant one garden with tropical plants.
My first degree was in wildlife biology, and it included vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, entomology, and native wildlife species. I began my career as a wildlife biologist in Waterfowl biology and wetland science. Zoology played very heavily in both areas. I had to be able to assess the invertebrates in the wetland environments and that were taken in by waterfowl species. For over eight years, I taught environmental science as a class, and my students studied the content of the Envirothon, which again had Zoology as a major component.