Brian Vollmer-Buhl

Team member: Brian Vollmer-Buhl

Organization: Cottage Grove High School, Cottage Grove, Oregon

Currently lives: Eugene, Oregon


Experience or expertise/projects of note:  

I enjoy writing and designing lessons because I feel it engages my creative side, which is neglected sometimes in the teaching of science.  I have written activity based units on Chromosomal Disease and Punnett Squares that I presented at the Fall Oregon Science Teachers Conference.  With Oregon Sea Grant, I have developed lessons on Invasive Species.  I  have piloted new units on Evolution, Fieldscope, and Covid-19.  One of the highlights of my career is starting “Watershed Fridays” to provide relevant, field-based, experiential experiences for students twice a month on Fridays, when our school transitioned to a 4-day school week.

Reasons I’m excited about this project:

 I am excited to be involved with this project because I get to contribute as a member of a nationwide team.  A strong unit on climate change can help students understand the challenge we face and provide pathways for a solution.

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