Amy has a background in natural resources and worked in environmental education leading hands-on, experiential field-based programming designed for K-16 students, classes, educators, and the general community. She led student driven service learning projects, worked closely with teachers and school districts, and developed and piloted curriculum. Amy also managed and mentored volunteers, student interns and AmeriCorps members, organized large events, and was very active in community outreach.
Amy currently works within the college of education. She coordinates and teaches within the online master of education program, and the new online minor in education. Her teaching focuses on science education and free choice learning (informal education). She is interested in helping educators connect learners to outdoor activities through inquiry, environmental literacy, and taking action in their local communities.