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Carol Landis

Dr. Landis is a retired Earth sciences teacher who served as the Education Outreach Specialist for BPCRC from 2005 - 2012. Her Bachelor's degree is from the University of Wisconsin at Superior. She earned her Master's Degree in Biology Education from Kent State University (OH) while also becoming certified to teach Earth Science. Her science specialty in the doctoral program at Ohio State was climate change, advised by Dr. Ellen Mosley-Thompson, and her dissertation investigated teachers' use of controversial issues in science classes. She traveled to Antarctica in 2003 to videotape and communicate scientists' activities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys as they studied the streams, glaciers, biota, and weather there.

She has facilitated numerous face-to-face and online teacher workshops and professional development opportunities, collaborated in the production of an online 'zine (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears), and worked with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the development of their Polar Frontier exhibit which opened in 2010. She has also:  coordinated river studies with high school students, is a GLOBE-trained teacher, taught marine ecology to high school students and Elderhostel groups, taken students on week-long sailing trips from FL to the Bahamas, and co-facilitated a residential professional development program about the subtropical marine environment in San Salvador, The Bahamas from 1997-2001, sponsored by the Bahamas Reef Environment and Education Foundation (BREEF).