"I have been teaching Middle School science for 29 years. I love middle school students and their sense of wonder. They are anxious to explore and have many, many questions. This is the essence of science. My students have been participating the the Colorado River Watch Program for 19 years. Monthly we sample Boulder Creek and analyze the water samples. The Colorado Division of Wildlife uses this data to monitor the changes in our watershed. I have been a GLOBE teacher since 1996 and my students have participated in many of the protocols including: hydrology, soil, weather, green - up/green-down and the Learning 2 Research climate program. I believe that students get more out of real world hands on activities.
My students and I have participated in several international projects through the iEARN, ENO (Environment Online), and SLAM (Student Leaders Against Malaria) programs. Students get a wonderful perspective on environmental issues by discussing them with students from other countries. They discover how culture and the economy are related to the environment.
In my free time I enjoy swimming, biking, camping, cross-country skiing, and reading. My wife and I have three wonderful daughters and like to visit them as often as possible."