Elaine Marie George


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  • Organization
    Substitute Teacher, Norwalk Public Schools, Norwalk, CT; Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry-Oregon State University Ecampus; Master of Natural Resources Program ongoing-Oregon State University Ecampus; Columbia University Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences;

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Urban Forestry, wildlife habitats, and public school education and field experiences in arboriculture and forestry

  • Profile Question 1
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Research, discovery, exploration, and field work as it can be applied in the classroom to enhance students interest in becoming future scientists.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    I have favorite trees, flowers, and grasses. Native Crab Apple trees are only one of my favorites and another favorite tree is the Yellow Poplar/Tulip Tree.

  • Profile Question 3
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    When I was in high school, I took all of the courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science) expected for college preparation in anticipation of majoring in a scientific subject area. In retrospect, I felt somewhat unprepared for the immersion and intensity in subsequent college science classes. Some of this related to lack of field work for instance in biology, while there was a disconnect between learning about theories/principles and scientific application. There was a void when learning about 'scientific methodology and interpretation of results'.

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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