Dr. Lisa Gardiner enjoys exploring the Earth from the tops of Colorado’s mountains to the bottom of tropical seas. She has a background in earth science, climate science, ecology, and paleontology - receiving her B.A. from Smith College in Geology and Marine Science and her Ph.D. from University of Georgia in Geology. She is currently honing her skills writing about science in the M.F.A. program at Goucher College. Lisa started Citizen Science Buzz, a blog on Talking Science to share exciting stories about how the public is getting involved with science. Lisa also develops resources for the public, students, and teachers to learn about the earth at Spark, UCAR Science Education. She has written for educational websites, led workshops for teachers, taught environmental education, and occasionally helped develop museum exhibits. She is the author and illustrator of several books and articles about science for children. For several years, Lisa’s eyes were glued to fossil coral reefs in the Bahamas as she searched for tiny clams and snails to study for her dissertation. Now she lives a mile above the ocean in Colorado and is a fan on hiking in summer, whether through mountain tundra or through city blocks, and skiing and snowshoeing in winter. When wearing her artist hat, Lisa creates painting of trees (or forests, depending on your perspective).
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