I've been a marine biologist, ecologist, researcher and adventurer for 40 years. I have a Master's Degree in Biology and have taught at all grade levels from preschool to adult. I have been accredited to train teachers and offer Continuing Education and graduate school credits. My forte is taking scientific information and making it interesting, fun and understandable. I have done research with sea turtles and been an environmental consultant in the Caribbean, contributed to dolphin and whal... [more]
I love nature and am committed to protecting it by introducing students to the natural world in fun and interesting ways. I have actively worked in tropical and temperate environments. Understanding the anatomy and physiology of animals of all kinds is extremely necessary so you can understand why they do what they do and live where they live and the impact they have on our world. It also helps us understand how our actions affect them.
One cannot understand nature and animals without understanding the environment they live in. Humans are also part of the ecology of nature and have great impact on ecosystems and biological organisms large and small. The puzzle that combines nature and it's inhabitants Is both complicated and fascinating. Once you understand the basics of ecology you will understand all environments.
As a biologist, animal behavior is one of my specialties. I have a very good knowledge of and have taught the anatomy and physiology of invertebrates and vertebrates as well as their classification. I am very familiar with many marine and terrestrial environments and how animals adapt to their environments.