Regardless of the age and experience of the audience, my teaching philosophy is centered around observation and personal memory. A deeper understanding and connection can be achieved through a sense of place, to which the earth sciences are particularly well-suited. I aim to have my students connect class learning objectives to their everyday lives through observation and discussion. I want to be able to holistically support my students in their studies by building openness into our interactions and learning more about who they are outside the classroom and sharing about myself.
Science out in the world
The Science in the Stacks project developed by Brooke Norsted at the UW Geology Museum was my first big experience not only presenting to public audiences but also participating in the planning, execution, and evaluation of a large-scale outreach endeavor. I seek similar projects that aim to bring STEM topics into public spaces. By meeting the people of Wisconsin where they live, we can share our science and do our part to uphold the Wisconsin Idea to serve our state!
4+ yrs of WI Science Festival, Saturday Science, and Darwin Day at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery