I research and write science curricula and interpretive wayside and exhibit text for parks, nature centers, and historical sites.

Featured Writing Partner: I've worked with a team at the 106 Group to research and write interpretive text. The example to the right was created for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Image credited to the 106 Group/Chris Evans.



I work directly with teachers, schools, or districts providing professional development experiences about science and nature.

I'm well-known for my Dragonfly Educator Workshops.

I lead classroom and outdoor activities at schools and nature centers about a wide variety of environmental science topics with special focus on science literacy and women in science. Contact me for more information.

Teaching & Workshops





If you have purchased a copy or if you have attended a Dragonfly Workshop you can download the Dragonfly Curriculum Guide and the accompanying files. All files are password protected.

You will need to email me (ALTHOMPS@UMN.EDU) to get the new password for the curriculum guide, the previous password still works for the other files. (Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature shows the interior page with the original password so I needed to make a new one.)




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