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.