Carol Bylsma's cv
Carol A. Bylsma
615 Alameda Drive
Cortez, Colorado 81321
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.2004 – 2005 Graduate courses in Educational Leadership
Adams State College, Alamosa, CO. 2001.Graduate courses in reading, web page design, leadership.
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 1983 Graduate courses in Biology and Ecology.
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. 1979 M.A. in Science Education and Field Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 1970 B.S. in Elementary Education
Education Consultant, 1995 to present. Consult in professional and curriculum development in environmental and science education. http://Forestsong.org
- The GLOBE Program, Student Climate Change Research, 2012 Provided automated weather stations and training to middle and high schools in the Four Corner states of Colorado and New Mexico.
- Colorado State University-Pueblo Upward Bound, teach STEM education using the GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign and the GO3 Project low level ozone kits with students in grades 9-12, Fall, 2010 and Summer session at Pueblo Nature and Raptor Center, hydrology studies, July 2010.
- FOSS Consultant, Full Option Science Systems, 2003-2011.. www.fossweb.com
- Partnered with educational and community organizations in Taos and Northern New Mexico including Rivers and Birds, Environmental Education Association of New Mexico, The Northern New Mexico Network, MESA, and New Mexico Game & Fish to deliver science and environmental education teacher training including The GLOBE Program. 2010-present
- Correlated Project WILD K-12 activities to New Mexico PED Content Standards, 2010.
- GLOBE Program Partner www.globe.gov , 1998-present. Coordinators of GLOBE Education Activities, The GLOBE Program Educator’s Activity Guide, 1995-6 CO-PI of the GLOBE Hydrology Module at the University of Arizona, 1996-8. Lead facilitator or Hydrology Module Facilitator, GLOBE, 1995-1998.
- Curriculum development - U.S. Forest Service; San Juan College; Montezuma-Cortez School District; University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. 1995-2004
Interpretive Naturalist, 2011-present Seasonal Naturalist, Mancos State Park, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Mancos, CO Plan, coordinate, and provide a variety of interpretive programs and activities for park visitors or all ages.
Broomfield County Director,Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Ft. Collins, CO. 2003-2004.Manager, administrator, trainer of volunteers in horticulture and natural resources, implemented and developed non-formal youth education programs.
Student Services Coordinator, Pueblo Community College, Southwest Center, Cortez, Colorado.1998 to 2000.Provided counseling and advice to students in academic and career counseling, financial aid assistance and graduation planning.
Director of Education, Aspen Global Change Institute, Aspen, Colorado, 1994 - 1995 Managed, coordinated, developed, and implemented the national and international science and remote sensing educational programs of the institute including collaboration with UNEP, NASA and NOAA. Updated and edited the Ground Truth Studies Teacher's Handbook, an educational set of activities about remote sensing and satellite imagery.
Program Director, Environmental and Wildlife Education, State of Colorado, Division of Wildlife, Denver, Colorado. 1984 -1994 Developed, managed and administered two statewide, nationally recognized wildlife/ environmental education programs: Project WILD and the Rivers of Colorado Water Watch Network. Initiated, conducted and reviewed performance of more than 30,000 annual hours of workshops, seminars, presentations, and conferences. Developed media-based, educational products: movies, videos, coloring books, slide presentations, songs and teacher's guides. Supervised from one to six employees. Recruited, trained and mentored 160 professional teachers as volunteers who facilitated Project WILD workshops throughout the state of Colorado. Provided national and international leadership in wildlife education by assisting Alabama, New Hampshire, Maine, Canada and Iceland in the implementation of their programs.
Naturalist/Lecturer, Aerie Nature Series, Denver, Colorado. 1982 - 1984 Presented wildlife multi-media programs to K-12 schools and other audiences. Prepared and wrote programs and lesson plans. Researched and photographed wildlife topics for the programs. Educational falconry license permit to handle and use an imprinted Golden eagle in the programs.
Director of Nature Center, Barr Lake State Park, State of Colorado, Division of Wildlife, Brighton, Colorado. 1981 -1982.Project coordinator and developer of Urban Wildlife Education Program. Trained and supervised 20 volunteers to conduct nature studies for school field trips. Conducted colony bird nest surveys, lead bird walks, taught bird ID courses.
Park Naturalist - Roxborough State Park, State of Colorado, Parks & Outdoor Recreation, Littleton, Colorado. 1978 - 1984 Developed, trained & supervised 30 volunteer naturalists. Lead public nature walks on topics ranging from geology to wildflowers to bird identification.
College Teaching Experience
New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico. http:www.nmhu.edu 2005-2007 AffiliateFaculty - Taught graduate-level courses in education at the satellite campus in Farmington, New Mexico. Courses include: Reading in the Content Area; Reading Intervention and Instructional Strategies; Elementary Science Instruction.
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. http://www.waldenu.edu2001-2006 Online Instructor - School of Education. Taught online graduate-level courses including EDUC 6615 Effective Teaching Using Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences; and EDUC 6662, Multimedia Tools: How to Research, Plan, and Communicate with Technology; EDUC 6610, The Teacher as Professional, and EDUC 6620, Habits of Mind.
San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico http://www.sjc.cc.nm.us/ 1998-2004 Instructor –Taught occasional courses in teacher education: Preparing for the New Mexico Teacher Competency Test. Taught Biology 121, Introductory Biology and Bio 299, Special Topics 1999 – 2002. Taught two sections per semester. Developed syllabus and overall course structure, including weekly labs and administered all grades. Developed and taught an online version on WEB CT for Bio 121. Taught special topics in biology and ecology for teachers and other educators.
Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO. 2001. http://www.fortlewis.edu/ Visiting Professor - School of Education. Introduction to Education in America and Integrating Language Arts and Math into the Secondary Education Curriculum. Developed syllabi and course structure, set-up each course in an online format using Top Class and facilitated online discussions and learning, administered all grades. http://extended-campus.fortlewis.edu/ Supervised student teachers in high school science and social studies.
Pueblo Community College, Durango and Cortez, CO. 1996-1998 and 2004 Faculty – Taught Introduction to Biology, Botany, World Regional Geography and Basic Anatomy and Physiology. Designed course syllabi and course structures, taught weekly labs in biology and botany, administered grades. Created virtual labs to augment course materials.
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. 1985-1994. Iinstructor – Courses included: Project WILD for Teachers, Introduction to Tropical Forest Ecology., Educational Leadership in Environmental Education, Outdoor Adventure Workshop for Educators, Aquatic Ecology. Ecology and Geology of the Colorado River. Designed and taught each course, administered grades.
Metro State College, Denver, CO. 1983-1984.Guest Professor - Science Education for Elementary Teachers and Science and Math Education for the Gifted and Talented Student. Designed and taught each course, administered grades.
Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah, CO. 2009-2010. Environmental Educator. Taught Earth Studies curriculum to 5th graders, lead and taught additional programs for other grade school students and adults.
Cortez Middle School, Montezuma-Cortez School District, Cortez, CO.2005 – 2008 Computer Teacher, grades 6-8. Taught computer skills, technology and productivity software. January, 2013, ELL WIDA ACCESS Evaluator and substitute teacher.
Durango School District,Durango, Colorado, 2000-2002HighSchool Art Teacher, Excel Charter School, 2001-2002 Taught design, cultural units on masks and art history, pottery and other project-based visual art.Elementary Classroom Teacher, Ft. Lewis Mesa elementary School, 2000-2001. Taught self-contained 5th grade, all academic subjects. School Web Master, science and outdoor education specialist.
Mission Viejo Elementary School, Cherry Creek School District, Englewood, Colorado. 1979 – 1981 Classroom teacher, 4th grade. Taught science and outdoor education. Member District's Science Articulation Committee.
- Snowy Plover Docent, Siuslaw National Forest and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife,Florence, Oregon, January-May, 2015
- Tidepool Naturalist, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Newport, Oregon, October-December, 2014
- Mancos Valley Chorus, Mancos,CO, 2012.
- Taos Community Chorus, Taos,New mexico. 2011.
- Snowy Plover Host, Siulaw National Forest, Oregon Dunes, Florence, OR, March, 2012-May, 2012
- Butterfly Population Survey, Lone Mesa State Park, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Dolores, CO, May-September 2010.
- Site Steward Monitor, Salmon Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico, 1999.
Imagine, article in Mountain Park News, Winter, 2011.
Botany for Master Gardeners, A curriculum for Colorado Master Gardeners, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, 2003.
Waterfowl Education Guide, An activity guide for grades K-12, San Juan College, Farmington, N.M. 2001
Web-based Science for Grades 4-8, STAR Schools CD Rom., Cortez School District, Cortez, CO. 2000.
Festive Trees of the Winter Holidays, United States Forest Service, Denver, CO. 2000.
Hydrology Module, The GLOBE Program, CO-PI, Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 1996.
The GLOBE Program Teacher's Guide, First Edition, Educational Activities Coordinator, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO., 1994. http://www.globe.gov/sda-bin/wt?ghp/tg+L(en)
Ground Truth Studies Teacher's Handbook, Revised and Edited, Aspen Global Change Institute, Aspen, CO.1994.
The ABCs of Colorado Wildlife, a coloring book for pre-school through Grade 2 children, editor, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Denver, CO. 1993.
Rivers at Risk, an activity guide about endangered Colorado River fish, co-contributor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO. 1993.
Wild Ways, author of a featured page in every issue of Colorado Outdoors magazine, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Denver, CO. 1986 - 1994.
Aquatic Project WILD, co-contributor, Western Regional Environmental Education Council, Washington, D.C. 1986.
Selected Speeches and Presentations
“Xeriscape Gardening”, “Water-wise Gardening”, Broomfield Garden Series, April, 2003.
"Towards a Global Watershed Network”, North American Association of Environmental Educators Annual Conference, Cancun, Mexico. 1994
"Towards a Global Watershed Network", Aspen Global Change Institute and United Nations Environment Programme at the Stockholm Water Symposia, Stockholm, Sweden. 1994"
“Environmental Education in the United States”, Australia Teacher's Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. 1993.
"Environmental Education Action Programs - Improving Science Education for All Students", featured speaker, National Science Teachers Association Conference, Denver, CO. 1993.
"Alternative Sources for Funding Environmental Education", International Project WILD Coordinator's Conference, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. 1991.
"The Rivers of Colorado Water Watch Network, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 1991.
"Environmental Action Strategies for Project WILD Coordinators”. Canadian Project WILD Coordinator's Conference, New Brunswick, Canada. 1991.
"Learning Styles in Environmental Education", a workshop at the University of Northern Illinois for Swedish and Finnish teachers, 1990.
The GLOBE Program, NASA SCRS Grants, 2012 Awarded two mini-grants to provide Student Climate Change Research program assistance in schools of the Four Corners Region of Colorado and New Mexico.
The Colorado Plateau: Our Bioregion, a $50,000 grant awarded to Forest Song Associates and Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, 1996. Funding Source: Singing for Change Foundation, Tampa, Florida.
The Rivers of Colorado Water Watch Network, a $137,000 grant awarded to Forest Song Associates, 1996. Funding Source: Colorado Division of Wildlife, Denver, CO.
The GLOBE Program, Hydrology Module, $150,000 grant awarded to University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 1995 -1996. Funding Source: National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.
S.P.L.A.T.T.E.,an interdisciplinary curriculum project. A $47,000 awarded to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, 1993. Funding Source: Colorado Division of Water Resources, Denver, CO.
Eco-Urban Habitat Project, a $25,000 grant awarded to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, 1993. Funding Source: EPA Region 9, Denver, CO.
Aquatic Education, a $1,850,000 grant awarded to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, 1990. Funding Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C.
WILD Colorado Habitat Fund, a $5,000 grant awarded to the Colorado Wildlife Foundation, 1986. Funding Source: Highlands Petroleum, Denver, CO.
The Colorado Plateau Environmental Education Feasibility Study, a survey and needs assessment of environmental and science education programs in elementary schools across the Colorado Plateau, Principal Investigator, Forest Song Associates and Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, Durango, CO and Monticello, UT. 1998.
Water quality studies, Colorado River systems, Colorado Division of Wildlife, CO-PI, 1991-1994.
User and Non-User Assessment Study of Project WILD Materials, Principal Investigator, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Denver, CO. 1990.
Puddling Strategies in High Montane Butterflies, Principal Investigator, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, CO. 1987.
Foraging strategies in bumblebees, population studies of three species of butterflies, stream continuum studies of macro-invertebrates, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, student team investigator, 1987.
North American Association for Environmental Education, Life Member, Board of Directors 1997-1999.
National Audubon Society – Pueblo 2010-present
National Science Teachers Association
National Steering Committee, Project WILD, 1987-1992.
Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, Founding Member, Board of Directors, 1988 -1989.
- Colorado Education Teaching Certificate, K-8 Grades. 1970 -2010
- Netscape Communicator, web design course, Durango School District, Durango, CO, 2001.
- Top Class on Line Web Course, Star Schools Program, Dolores High School, January, 2000
- The Forgotten Pollinators, Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, 1997.
- Human Dimensions in Wildlife, Responsive Management, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Orlando, Florida, 1989.
- Supervisory Certificate - University of Colorado, 1987
- EPA Region VIII Outstanding Achievement Award, 1992
- Professional Achievement Award in Wildlife Education - Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 1992
- National Leadership Award - Project WILD, 1992
- Director's Award, Excellence in Leadership - Project WILD, 1991
Organic and permaculture gardening, butterfly gardening, reading, writing, hiking, birding, wildlife photography, natural history, sailing, snorkeling, river rafting, Tai Chi