Katie’s big idea: Katie not only taught her students about life sciences but also showed them how to conduct research. Her students conducted an ecological survey to assess microhabitats around the building of their school. They then used this knowledge to create small biomes and 3D models of their local watershed.
Interesting facts: Katie has a passion for life science and true crime. She has a degree in zoology and experience in forensics.
In her own words: “Getting my students outside is a priority for me because I want them to gain new perspectives and skills that they can’t get within a traditional classroom. The focus of seventh grade science in Texas is life science, and I feel I am doing my students a disservice if they don’t get to observe the concepts we discuss in action.”