Thomas Lane is a high school science teacher at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, Vermont. Mr. Lane grew up in Chugiak, Alaska and has a B.S. in General Science and a M.Ed. in Special Education. He brings a range of experiences to his teaching, including those of an athlete and coach in Nordic skiing and biathlon, a building contractor, and an Army Officer. Through his work on the steering committee of Polar Educators International he hopes to promote polar education globally and assist in communicating science. Mr. Lane strives to instill in his students a strong curiosity for the world around them and believes making connections in education is essential to learning.
As a part of his experience with the PolarTREC program and his work with researchers, Mr. Lane hopes to contribute directly to the knowledge we have regarding the Polar Regions. He is excited to be able to emphasize the scientific process and communicate scientific findings directly to his students and community. When not in his classroom Mr. Lane can be found spending time with his family in Westford, VT, Nordic ski training and racing, coaching biathlon, mountaineering or building something.