I feel students learn best when they are actively engaged, generating their own questions and solving original problems. The natural environment of the North Olympic Peninsula is a dynamic teaching tool that I try to incorporate whenever possible. I am trained in Dialog Education.
I enjoy working with non-science majors who may be new to many of the disciplines that I teach. Introductory courses I teach include Biology, Botany, Marine Biology and Environmental Science. Other courses for Huxley on the Peninsulas include Natural History of the PNW, Marine Ecology, and the Puget Sound Research Seminar.
I am interested in trophic level responses to salmon return on the Elwha River following dam removal, particularly benthivorous and piscivorous bird species. I am also interested in the restoration and revegetation of the newly exposed lake beds. I am actively trying to connect students with some of the important restoration work (and associated research) occurring in our area. I am also interested in long-term monitoring of seabirds (dead or alive) and their use of various offshore marine habitats of the north WA coast.
- M.S. Wildlife Science Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
- M. Ed from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA
- B.A. Zoology from Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio