Interviews & Media
Explore the fascinating world of dragonflies with me!
I analyze, create, and assess educational materials like science curricula, online learning modules, and interpretive wayside and exhibit text. My skills and experiences overlap with instructional design.
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.
DRAGONFLY CURRICULUM GUIDE
POLLINATORS CITIZEN SCIENCE CURRICULUM
DRAGONFLIES CITIZEN SCIENCE CURRICULUM
Check out the National Science Teachers Association's Review of the Dragonfly Curriculum Guide
DRAGONFLY CURRICULUM GUIDE - SPANISH VERSION
DRAGONFLY CURRICULUM GUIDE - PORTUGUESE VERSION
PHENOLOGY CITIZEN SCIENCE CURRICULUM
DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES: MODEL ORGANISMS
(CHAPTER 29 CO-AUTHOR)
BIRDS CITIZEN SCIENCE CURRICULUM
Teaching & Workshops
I work directly with teachers, schools, districts, universities, and other educational organizations providing STEM professional development. I'm well-known for my Dragonfly Educator Workshops. Contact me to discuss setting up future workshops.
DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP TESTIMONIALS
I think this is the BEST training, related to science,
I have ever received.
The experience was one of a kind and I’m sure my
middle schoolers will
feel the same way
Really well prepared workshop and you get a lot for you money. Tons of free resources materials and activities. We were always moving and learning something new, never bored!
Clear objective, high quality resource materials, knowledgeable, personable, enthusiastic
Fun. Organized. Professional. Great take aways. Good Knowledge of the Science! Thank you!!
Entertaining, interesting, and very informative perfect teacher educator! Thanks!!
Dragonfly Curriculum Guide Supplemental Resources
Passwords for protected files are either Dragon88 or Dragon99.
The Spanish and Portuguese language translations and video development were funded by the U.S.D.A Forest Service - International Programs Division.
Slide Shows and Images
1. Photos of Odes (English) PDF
1. Fotos de Odes (Spanish) PDF
2. Ode Name Game (Spanish) PDF
3. PDF de las etapas de la vida (Spanish)
Video Editing by Peter Xiong
I am currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at North Carolina Wesleyan University. I earned my PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota while studying the Common Green Darner dragonfly. Before entering academia, I was a state naturalist (Wisconsin and Minnesota) and a National Park Ranger.
I established this science education consulting business in 2008. I work with teachers, students, universities, government, and industry professionals to design education materials, provide STEM professional development workshops, increase science literacy, and to promote diversity in science.
For for information about my academic teaching or research experience please contact me and request my full CV.