Erin’s big idea: Erin showed her students the relationship between living things and the unique fields in life sciences by building a greenhouse with an aquaculture/hydroponics system. Students took what they learned in class and applied it to the real-world scenario of their local ecosystem. Students also learned about unique ways to use science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in modern agriculture.
Interesting Facts: Erin has a passion for living things. Before becoming a teacher, Erin spent seven years working as a biologist at zoos and aquariums around the country.
In her own words:“I want to emphasize the relationship between humans and the land that we call home, and hopefully instill in my students a desire to find the balance needed to keep our land healthy but still provide us with the food that we need.”