Supervisory Biological Technician/Conservation Education Coordinator
Rocky Mountain Station
Southwest Forest Science Complex
2500 South Pine Knoll Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
- Work for the Rocky Mountain Research Station.
- Focus on environmental education and public outreach for the Flagstaff Lab.
CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROJECTS
- Flagstaff Festival of Science
- Camp Colton
- FireWorks Project for the Southwest
- Fort Valley Educational Center
- Greenhouse for school projects
- International Migratory Bird Day
- Becoming an Outdoors Woman
- The Natural Inquirer
- K-12 Interactive Educational Website
MAJOR RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OUTPUTS
- Ganey, J.L., W.M. Block, and B.E. Strohmeyer. In prep. Home range and habitat use of Mexican spotted owls in two landscapes, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico.
- Block, W., B. Strohmeyer, J. Dwyer, K. Covert, and L. Doll. 2003. Fire effects on ponderosa pine birds in the American Southwest: are they going up in smoke?
- 2003 NARC&DC National Conference: Representation of the Rocky Mountain Research Station and the Wildlife Project.
- 2003 AAEE Statewide Teacher Conference on Natural Resources: Representation of the Rocky Mountain Research Station and demonstration of forestry resources and practices.
- 2005 Science Leadership Academy II Science Curriculum Topic Study: Center for Science Teaching and Learning, College of Education, Northern Arizona University.
KEY SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS
- Serve as board member secretary for the Flagstaff Festival of Science.
- Active member of the Resource Educators Network for Northern Arizona.
OUTCOMES OF PAST RESEARCH, SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS, AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
- Flagstaff Festival of Science is an annual event that provides an opportunity for children and adults to learn about and experience science in their community.
- Camp Colton is an outdoor camp for 6th graders that teaches them about future career opportunities in natural resources, respect for the outdoor environment, and building healthy friendships.
- FireWorks curriculum for the Southwest Region is based on the RMRS FireWorks curriculum and assists teachers in giving complete and current information about fire in the Southwest to their students.
- Utilization of greenhouse space for local schools to conduct science and research projects aided by RMRS scientists and technicians.
- International Migratory Bird Day is a national event to help raise awareness about the many migratory birds that breed in the United States.
- Becoming an Outdoors Woman, a program funded through the Arizona Wildlife Federation, brings adult women together for a unique opportunity to learn valuable outdoor skills and develop an appreciation for wildlife and natural resources.
- The Natural Inquirer is a journal geared toward middle school-aged children that focuses on Forest Service research and scientists and teaches students how to conduct their own mini research projects/activities.