Wildwood Catholic High School/Rowan University
Wildwood, NJ/ Glassboro, NJ
|My Research Interests||
Research interests lately have been on topics including the preservation and conservation of wetlands and coastal environments, along with sustainability.
|My Teaching Interests||
My teaching interest are always heavily focused on teaching science through the use of outdoor education and hands-on learning. I have a strong environmental background and am always looking for ways to bring students of all ages into new environments to learn, such as: beaches, wetlands, forests, rivers/streams, ponds. You must be able to touch, see, smell, taste, hear nature in order to gain a better understanding of the world around us!….Get out there people! Go forth and lick some rocks!
I am currently creating a science lab room for Wildwood Catholic HS where students will have the capability to learn science through hands-on experiences in the classroom. I have set up salt and fresh water aquariums and terrariums for students to learn not only about the science behind the animals and their habitat, but also aquarium set-up and maintenance. The next plan is to get a 200 gallon tank set-up and running, along with a 75 gallon live coral tank.
Define recent…. I have published an article in the PSTA Exchange science journal relating to the use of outdoor education with teachers and students in 2007.
I love surfing and all the science that is behind it….surfing is my meditation. I like being outdoors and doing all the things that go along with it. I grew up skiing, kayaking, playing softball and piano, and doing a lot of artsie things with my mom who was my art teacher in elementary school 🙂 And I like a good book when I have the time.
|I am interested in collaborating on...||
Anything that has to do with running aquariums in the classroom and environmental/sustainabiltiy activities.