Cathy Campbell became interested in science when she was a very little girl. Her grandfather had a city-lot sized garden, and every spring Cathy helped him plow and plant, water and weed, and watched as the plants bloomed, bore fruit, and were harvested. Worms, insects, birds, snakes, and all manner of critters fascinated her and led her to become a biologist. As the daughter of an English teacher, it was natural that she would also become a teacher. Ms. Campbell was a NASA Spaceward Bound teacher, leading to her research experiences in the Atacama Desert in Chile in 2006 and to the Mojave Desert in 2007. Many of the activities and experiences from her fieldwork have been translated into her classroom at Scarlett Middle School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Ms. Campbell has been teaching math and science for 12 years.
Organization: Scarlett Middle School
Ann Arbor, MI
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