Cape Hatteras National Seashore

 rosy maple moth
 tree frog
salt marsh moth
prickly pear cactus
eastern box
mans harbor bridge

Palmyra Cove Nature Park

This past Spring & Fall I had a wonderful opportunity to work at the Palmyra Cove Nature Park as an Environmental Educator. The Cove offers guided tours and environmental lectures to grade school, middle and high school students on the flora and fauna of the 250-acre nature park, located along the shores of the mighty Delaware River. Other activities include; seining the river, map/compass work, watershed models, observation hikes, and carrying capacity activities. You can visit the Coves' website HERE.

Seining in the Delaware River for minnows, shad and shiners.

Wetland lecture.


Pupil Enrichment Program (PEP) 2005 - Ongoing

"Collingswood's Pupil Enrichment Program, a special curriculum designed for gifted and talented students from kindergarten to sixth grade, sent its students on a photo scavenger hunt to encourage creative self-expression", according to PEP teacher, Debbie Kraponick.
"...The boys and girls experienced a new way of looking at their world," said Kraponick. "They were surprised to learn that things can go unnoticed until captured on film. Some of the kids found a new way to express themselves."
"A guest lesson on photography techniques by Nicolas Gannon, an Alumnus from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, prepped the students for their efforts. Mr. Gannon later reached out to Grooveground, a local community involved coffe shop, in getting the OK to show off the students' work."

PAEP Summer 2010

The Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP), provides youth
enrolled in the School District of Philadelphia Summer Arts Enrichment 
Program an opportunity to work with experienced teachers in visual and 
performing arts. Teachers design and implement age appropriate 
visual and performing arts instruction for the students in grades k through 7.

This flickr LINK is a visual diary of my lesson plans and curriculum.