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Name: Susy Ellison
Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Yampah Mountain High School
Location:
Carbondale, CO
United States

About

Susy Ellison has taught science at the small, public alternative Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, for many years. Ms. Ellison's days are filled with designing and teaching physical, earth, and life science classes that engage the minds and hearts of her students. In 2010, the National Environmental Education Foundation honored Ms. Ellison as the recipient of their Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award. Ms. Ellison's students have been and continue to be challenged to include environmental literacy into their lives. Her students have worked on many projects to meet this demand, including helping to design and build an energy-efficient strawbale building, installing solar panels on the school's roof, and building a greenhouse. Her students have also studied snow science in the Colorado backcountry and backpacked in the canyons of Utah studying desert ecology. In her free time, Ms. Ellison can be found outside, exploring the nooks and crannies of mountain, desert, and river environments. She resides in Carbondale, Colorado in a solar-powered home that she built with her husband.

Journals

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7 May 2012 Time Travel: Reading Between the Lines
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17 August 2011 Out of the Xtratufs and Into My 'School' Clothes--Reflections on a Summer Well Spent
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8 August 2011 How Can It Be So Dark Outside?
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7 August 2011 Whoa--There's a Honkin' Big Bone in Here
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5 August 2011 Archaeology is Like a Box of Chocolates
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6 August 2011 Working the Night Shift
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4 August 2011 Extreme Archaeology - When is it Too Extreme?
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3 August 2011 Extreme Archaeology - When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Wear Layers!
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2 August 2011 Special Delivery
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1 August 2011 The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
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31 July 2011 Not so Pointless After All
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30 July 2011 So Sad, We Only Have Mild Salsa
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29 July 2011 What's the Point?
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28 July 2011 No Mosquitoes Today!!
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27 July 2011 Out to Raven Bluff
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25 July 2011 What to do With a Week Off in Alaska???
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10 July 2011 Cookie Monsters--Making Cookies Dendrochronologist-Style
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10 July 2011 Gravel Bar Meanderings and the Bugfort Scale
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13 July 2011 Back to Fairbanks
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10 July 2011 Gravel Bar Meanderings
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8 July 2011 Home Sweet Home
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7 July 2011 Coring is NOT Boring
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6 July 2011 Setting Forth to the Firth
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5 July 2011 Fairbanks!!
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29 June 2011 Shan the Cookie Man
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