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  • June 21, 2017
    A Conservationist's Journey
    by Jerre Ann Stallcup, M.A. (0 Comments)
    How does one measure success in a career?  As a conservation biologist, I commonly think in terms of number of acres, number of endangered species, biodiversity, watershed integrity, population size, value as a wildlife corridor, dollars raised and invested, etc.  Each year, I look back on the victories and defeats, the geographies and the politics, the threats and ...
  • June 5, 2017
    Authentic Learning Through Projects
    by Tosha Comendant, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    This is the third year CBI has had the privilege of working with teachers and students at Redwood Middle School (Napa, CA) to support project-based learning.  Organizations such as NapaLearns and New Tech Network have blazed the trail for helping students learn through contextual and authentic experiences.  Students work together on meaningful projects that require creativity and communication and require them ...
  • April 20, 2017
    As Long as There is Science, There is Hope
    by Dominique Bachelet, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    In 1978, while doing my master's in northern France, I was offered the job of "manning" the first electron microscope at the University in Lille. It was fascinating to see those giant machines and the amazing photos produced. I was intrigued by immunology but more interested in using computers to run models than in being a technician. Three years ...
  • August 25, 2016
    Citizen Science, Place, & Conservation: Published Paper & Opportunity
    by John Gallo, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
      People matter. Place matters. The people of a place matter. That was one of the big messages of the inspirational plenary presentation by Chris Filardi at the inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association. It moved me to stand up and ask him and the room about this intersection between place and citizen science, and to organize an impromptu ...
  • April 22, 2016
    The Sprinkler System Is On!
    by Tosha Comendant, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    Last week, I re-entered (see related blog) another dimension - sixth grade! I spent my morning with Katherine Van Treese’s Social Studies classes at Redwood Middle School.  Each student presented a component of their group’s water-focused infographic project (created with Piktochart)  and conducted an interactive audience engagement exercise (using Kahoot).  Each student described a component of the team’s project - the topics ...
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