Amanda later went on to work at The Outdoor School at Camp Champions in Marble Falls, TX, where she taught outdoor science lessons to 5th grade students. She has also worked at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, TX, where she designed activities for special events, curated the nature center and led school field trips and outdoor summer camps. Most recently, Amanda worked for The Fairchild Challenge at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, FL, where she co-designed annual curriculum for environmental science outreach education competitions, provided website and social media content and helped with the technical pilot year for the Growing Beyond Earth project, a partnership with NASA that gave students the opportunity to test crops for growth in space.
As MITS’ full-time Project Coordinator, Amanda will be developing social media content, administering MITS’ Science By Connections website and working closely with the Education staff to assist with professional development programs and office support.
The Museum Institute for Teaching Science specializes in providing hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based STEM professional development for formal and informal educators. For more information, visit www.mits.org or call 617-328-1515.