Although he was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Mike Rhinard moved to Idaho 20 years ago to work for the U.S. Forest Service while pursuing his degree in Earth science education at Boise State University. Mr. Rhinard has taught Earth science at Riverglen Junior High School for the past 11 years, and making Earth science relevant to his students is a daily goal. Outside of teaching, he enjoys coaching wrestling, camping, rafting Idaho’s awesome rivers, traveling, and, on most days, his ongoing home remodeling projects. He is excited to work with researchers “doing science” and to share the “real stuff” with his students.
Organization: Riverglen Junior High School
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