If you are a fan of NPR's Science Friday, that's great. If you aren't yet, tomorrow is a good day to start! Fellow earth science teacher and former Modesto Junior College geology student Ryan Hollister will be on to discuss his contribution to the Science Friday Educator Collaborative, a virtual field trip to the Columns of the Giants in the Sierra Nevada just north of Yosemite National Park. It's a marvelous teaching exercise! If you are in the Modesto area, it can be heard on KUOP 91.3 from between 11:00AM and 1:00PM (Ryan's part will be a little after 12:30)
Ryan and his wife Laura, who also teaches earth science at a rival high school in Turlock, have both made a mark in the teaching of geology. Both of them have been selected as the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding Earth Science Teachers for the Far Western Section (California, Nevada and Hawaii). They have been conducting trips through Wildlink for a number of years, taking students into the Sierra Nevada wilderness. They have also worked with our students at Modesto Junior College for nearly two decades, helping conduct field studies classes all over the American west. It has been a privilege to work with them!