Sue Bickford ’16 (New England, MS Resource Mgt. & Conservation) is Stewardship Coordinator/GIS Specialist at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wells, ME. She is teaching a course for Unity College in Maine called “Drone Technology and the Environment.” Sue is working to bring drone technology into the Reserve System and has worked on several multi-reserve projects including creating a Reserve UAS roadmap, The Way Forward: Unmanned Aircraft Systems for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm