Education-Related Vitae

Peter has participated in education at a local, state and national level

 

 

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -Teacher Naturalist

            Havenwoods Environmental Awareness Center

 

Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) - Past Member

            2002 Regional Award for Excellence in Science Education

            WSST President 2002- 2003

            WSST- Foundations Committee 

            WSST Nominations Committee Chair/ co-Chair

            WSST- 2006 State Science Convention Committee co-Chair

            WSST Convention Planning Committee 1997

 

Wisconsin Elementary and Middle Level Science Teachers (WEST) – Founding member

            1995 Distinguished Teaching Award for Exemplary Science Teaching 

 

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) - Past Member

            2001 Wisconsin Representative at the National Science Congress on Science Education 

 

Wisconsin Academy Staff Development Initiative (WASDI) – Lead Teacher

            John Muir Academy - Presenter

            Southwest Academy – Presenter

            Einstein Academy - Presenter

WASDI Virtual Learning Community - Lead Teacher 

 

Earth Science Resource Associate (ESRA)

 

Wisconsin Science Network (WSN)

            Wisconsin Science Network Board of Directors; Key Leader

            Key Leader Conference- Planning Committee and Presenter

 

Rock River Coalition Conservation Award– Student Organization Students Against Vanishing Ecosystems (SAVE)

 

The Science Literacy Project (STEM) “SciFusion” – Founding member

 

Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (WECB) Online Science Community 

 

University of Wisconsin Science Fellow -   UW- Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Nanoscience Material and Interfaces 

 

Siemens STEM Institute Fellow 

 

Foundations of Technology and Engineering Wisconsin Technology Education– State Curriculum writing team 

 

Education Great Lakes - Aquanauts Program 

 

Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) 

 

Wisconsin ESEA Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Grant Program- Grant Review Committee 

 

Wisconsin Science Assessment Team- WKCE Cut-Off Score Development 

 

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Wisconsin- Selection Committee 

 

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction- Proposed State Content Area Test Review for Educator Preparation Candidates 

 

Science World- Participant 

 

NASA CIMMS- Climate Literacy Ambassador

 

Bayer/ National Science Foundation (NSF) - Award for Community Innovation; “Feed Your Brain” afterschool program

 

SEARCH Institute– Presenter and Advisor, Healthy Communities Healthy Youth conference

 

Sprint Community Challenge– Advisor and Mentor; winner of national competition designing a future transportation system

 

Save the Rainforest “Rags To Rainforest” Recycle Wear Clothing Drive– Advisor and Mentor

 

Science is Fun Community Fair– Advisor and Mentor k-8 Science Fair night

 

Wisconsin Electric Bringing Imagination to ScienceWorkshop – Presenter

 

US Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) – Teachers’ Report Card survey contributor

 

Center for Land Use Education– Land Use Focus Conceptual Framework Development Workshop

 

Planning and Implementation Community Outreach Geology Programs- Pleistocene Geology of Watertown by Dr. Bill Mode; Devil’s Lake Geology Field Trip by Peter Watts

 

Rock River Rendezvous– Organizer and Presenter of annual three-day Living History Encampment

 

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