Do you want a science demonstration for your class? Perhaps you’re looking for a special way to introduce your students to a key scientific topic? Or would you just like to learn how to improve your own science communication skills?
In any case, I have nearly 20 years of public speaking, communication, and performance experience, including hosting weekly after school activities, giving single-day demonstrations, teaching multiple semesters of college classes, and even leading graduate school seminars.
If you’re in need of a dynamic way to teach science of all sorts, look no further!
UNH: GRADUATE OUTREACH COMMUNICATION
Guest lectured in a seminar for graduate students aimed at helping them become better communicators of their research and better educators in general; demonstrated that audience and tone are key to tailoring the most effective presentations and communications
UNH: GRADUATE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
Guest lectured in a seminar for graduate students in the biological sciences aimed at helping them become better communicators of their research
2015 – 2017
ANNUAL NEW HAMPSHIRE BEE BIOBLITZ
Led teams of researchers and members of the public as they gathered in different New Hampshire’s ecosystems each year to sample local bee species in order to assess population health and decline; used data to inform management strategies and protect at-risk species
SOMERSWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL AND 4-H CLUB: BEES IN YOUR BACKYARD
Taught middle school students and their chaperones about “Bees in Your Backyard”, including which bee species are native to New England, what is happening to bee populations, and what they can do to help; students were then given the opportunity to join in live bee collection and subsequent species identification
OCTOBER 2015 – 2017
DOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL: STEAM ACADEMY
Taught middle school students “How to Think Like a Scientist”, with hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to teach scientific inquiry and to encourage future involvement in science and research, with a strong emphasis on invertebrates