I currently teach at the Stevens Point Area Senior High where I enjoy helping 10th graders learn about and appreciate Biology. I also teach an online course at UW-SP “NRES: 610 Teaching About the Environment Outdoors.” My undergraduate work was at UW-Madison in Zoology and Biological Aspects of Conservation. My emphases included Wildlife Ecology and Curriculum Instruction. I have a Master's in Natural Resources-Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point. My personal teaching philosophy combines outdoor and environmental education as a way to learn through experience. Spending time outdoors and having a positive and enthusiastic role model will increase learners’ empathy towards the environment or environmental sensitivity. The outdoors has no walls and the learning possibilities are endless.