Simon Gunner


  • Time Zone

  • Organization
    Olofson Environmental, Inc.

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I am interested in plant conservation and figuring out how to protect plants from development, changes in global climate, and other destructive activities of people. I enjoy studying all plants, from moss to cordgrass, and finding out why there are so many different species of plants today.

  • Profile Question 1
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I decided to go into a science career because only through science do people discover and learn about what makes the Earth what it is, not just what people think about. My career in Biology has reminded me every day of all the great things about this planet, all the different living things that coexist, and my place among them.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    The coolest thing about plants is that the United States is the home to both the largest organism AND the oldest organism, and both these organisms are plants! The giant sequoia tree is the largest (16 times the size of a blue whale), and the bristlecone pine tree is the oldest (over 5,064 years old)!

  • Profile Question 3
    (not set)

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    (not set)

  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

Recent Posts

ahslauerafwspring2018 project 2 Simon Gunner


Hello! I am Mr. Gunner, and I will be your scientist mentor for this project. I am excited to be working with you! Feel free to ask me questions and update me on whatever steps you are working on, so I can help.

I work outdoors in the…

hhshofeldfall2017 project 5.2 Simon Gunner

Hi, Team! I really like this experiment. It's a great visual for what's happening in green plants everywhere you look.

I really appreciate these updates. Looks like you guys are thinking a lot about what's going on. Keep up the good…

hhshofeldfall2017 project 5.2 Simon Gunner

Hi, Team! How are you labs going so far? Let me know what you have been up to in class.

The marshes that I work in are full of tall plants, which are now dying back for the year. So lately it's been like walking through a corn maze! It feels…


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