Work Samples

Educating the next generation of scientists has been a constant passion of mine. Over the last few years, I have created educational resources for youth which you can view previews below. More programs and lessons are in the works. I also offer hands-on lessons, short talks, and collection show and tells for schools and community organizations. Interested in collaborating or viewing full documents? Please feel free to email me.


Geology: Can You Dig It?

Nationally Peer Reviewed Youth Project Book

Discover our planet’s past with clues in rocks, minerals, and fossils that you collect. Learn where to find these items, how to identify them, and how they formed. Showcase all your findings in a display of your design. ©2019.


Rocks, Minerals, and Fossil Activity Book

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, S.D.

Have you ever wondered what the earth is made of? Do you want to know why rocks have assorted colors, textures, and sizes? Sometimes the best way to understand something is to just “dig in.” This activity book is perfect for any young scientist.

We Dig Big Activity Book

Discover the geological, biological, and anthropological events that were taking place during the Ice Age! This Mammoth Site and Ace Age specific activity book is for ages 9 and up.

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs S.D.

Polar Ice Lesson

Ohio 4-H Youth Development

This lesson plan can be utilized in a classroom setting, or as an individualized activity for youth to learn about the polar ice cap melting.

Ice Age Yoga For Kids

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs S.D.

Utilizing yoga poses, and stories to teach youth about the animals that lived during the ice age. Not all the stories are scientifically factual but are intended for entertainment.

I Can Dig Activity Book

Created in collaboration with The Mammoth Site staff to encourage Ice Age learning for youth aged four to eight.

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs S.D.

Junior Scientists Award Booklet

Utilized on-site at The Mammoth Site for youth visitors to engage with the exhibits and activities.

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs S.D.

Clover Confidence BFFs: Building Fearless Females

Ohio 4-H Youth Development

While not a scientific resource, this program was created to support the social, and emotional health of girls in 5th-8th grade. This curriculum has been used across the country.