2009 – present Service-learning with Donnelly Elementary
Since 2009 I have worked with Ms. Deirdre Bingaman and her 5th grade class at Donnelly Elementary School in rural Donnelly, ID to study the health of their local watershed and plan and implement restoration projects. This work has been conducted through my course CSS 563, Place-based Education. It is a service-learning experience for my graduate students who learn how to conduct school-based field science education and for the 5th grade students who complete their science curriculum through studying and collecting data on Boulder Creek.
2009 - present MOSS Teacher Institute
The MOSS Teacher Institute is a series of inquiry-based, place-based workshops for middle and high school teachers to explore current research in biofuels, climate change and water resources. Workshops funded through USDA, NSF EPSCoR and NASA, 2-3 workshops per year since 2008. 277 teachers served since 2009.
View a complete list of workshops.
2003 – present McCall Outdoor Science School K12 programs
Principle manager of the curriculum and educational operations for residential place-based, inquiry-driven outdoor science programs that take place at the University of Idaho Field Campus in McCall. More than 20,000 K12 students have participated in these programs since 2003. View students served.