Education-Related Vitae

Peter has been active in education at local, state and national levels for over 30 years



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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