The Natural Resources Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Program is pleased to announce the addition of Norm Rischbieter, Teddy Shuler, and Norm Shuler to its staff.
Norm Rischbieter, education specialist, brings with him experience from a 10 year forestry career with Weyerhaeuser Company, six years as a science teacher at Kennedy Middle School, and one year as a training program evaluation specialist at the Savannah River Site. Norm holds a B.S. in Forest Management and a M.S. in Forest Biology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Norm's classes at NRSMEEP include navigation, forest measurements, dendrology, forest soils, and limnology. He is presently developing several new lessons including a meteorology lesson relating to prescribed burning and a lesson relating the scientific method to Red-Cockaded Woodpecker biology.
Teddy Shuler, education specialist, boasts an outstanding career in education with more than 20 years of teaching experience. She has served as a camp director for the USDA Forest Service's Youth Conservation Corps; as director of the Oconee County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Commission; and as lead instructor for summer teacher-training courses at the Tugaloo Environmental Education Center. Teddy has an elementary education degree with a minor in chemistry from Charleston Southern University and a masters degree from The Citadel in biology and secondary education. Her major interests include marine science, botany, and birds. These interests are reflected in Teddy's NRSMEEP lessons at SRS. She is president of Carolina Bird Club, Inc., which has about 1000 members.
Ned Shuler, our newest education specialist, joins us from North Augusta Middle School where he was a sixth grade science and math teacher. He received a B.S. from the College of Charleston and a masters degree from The Citadel. During his twenty-four year teaching career, he taught all natural sciences and tech prep courses in applied physics. One of his goals for NRSMEEP is to enable students in the CSRA to set up lines of communication between schools and to share data gathered through activities on the NRSMEEP site at SRS. Ned is active in the SC Junior Academy of Science, the SC Academy of Science, the Carolina Bird Club, the Ornithological Society of the Carolinas and is president of the Environmental Education Association of SC.

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