My educational goals are to increase educational opportunities and experiential components to nature, STEM, and language education. As a certified teacher (B.Ed) with extensive experinece teaching in both Canadian and Taiwanese schools, including field courses and camp-based structures, and my experience as a field ecologist, I combine my two expertises to create and lead innovative courses and camps to inrease eco- and nature-literacy throughout Tawian.
To this end, I work within the educational community teaching junior high ecology courses, design and lead university-level ecology workshops, guide visiting international school groups on ecology-based tours throughout Taiwan's east and south, and maintain an blog (Pacifica) introducing and Taiwan's nature to readers through story-based trips explaining unique and interesting ecological phenomena.
I also host teacher-training workshops and give guest lectures on a range of topics, from university eco-tourism classes to educational philosophy and teaching techniques to internship students.
As a director of GLUE, I work to help increase educational opportunities to rural areas in Taiwan, and to increase Taiwn's international collaorations. I teach language, STEM, and ecology camps, and host language training workshops.
Photos: Leading botany/ecology tours, teaching/designing language camps, teaching junior high school ecology class (two photos), and Taiwan ecology camp lead guide.
If you would like more information of my educational and outreach work, including how you can get involved in outdoor experiences, land crab or sea turtle conservation programs, or have questions about Taiwan's wilderness, please contact me, below!