Carol Bylsma' Resume and Summary of Qualifications
Continue to provide leadership in environmental and science education, volunteer program development, and curriculum design and development.
Summary of Qualificatios
Whether it’s teaching in a classroom, mentoring teachers and
students, writing curricula, leading professional development workshops, developing volunteer programs, directing national and
international educational programs, conducting field biology research or monitoring water quality, the
goal is always to provide the most meaningful educational opportunities possible.
Selected Professional Experience
Director, Senior Consultant 1995-Present Forest Song Associates, Dolores, Colorado
Provide educational training and workshops in STEM, environmental, and science education.
Workshops include The GLOBE Program, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, and natural history
Developed curricula about hydrology, forest ecology, pollinators, earth systems, gardening and
Contracts included University Center for Atmospheric Research, University of Arizona, US Forest
Service, Montezuma-Cortez School District, and Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, Oregon
State University Extension.
Lead study tours for graduate credit. Locations include: Belize, Ecuador, Chaco Canyon, Manatees in
Teacher 2003-2005 Cortez Middle School, Cortez, CO
Taught computer science course to students in grades 6-8.
Topics included web page design, presentation software, keyboarding skills.
Majority of instruction was project-based, individualized and interdisciplinary.
Education Consultant 2002-2003 NM Public Education Department Farmington, NM
Provide professional dossier training to teachers in the Farmington, Aztec, and Central Consolidated
Mentored teachers in Shiprock and Kirkland working on their Professional Develop Dossiers.
Director, Broomfield County Cooperative Extension 2001-2002 Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, CO
Set up new extension office in Broomfield, Colorado including locating office space, hiring office staff.
Designed and installed xeriscape demonstration garden at the municipal center.
Recruited and trained volunteers in the Master Gardener Program.
Provided county services to community in 4-H, Family and Consumer Science, and xeriscape
Based upon my advice, Broomfield County Extension was dissolved.
Biology Professor 1999-2001 San Juan College Farmington, NM
Taught Biology 101, an introductory biology course including teaching the labs.
Developed an online version of Biology 101.
Taught special topics as needed including ADA compliance workshop, botany, Project WILD
Instructor/ Student Services Coordinator 1998-2000 Pueblo Community College
Durango & Cortez, CO
Taught Biology and Botany, World Regional Geography, and a P.E. course.
Student Services Coordinator on the Cortez Campus including advisement, student loans, graduation
Director of Education 1994 -1995 Aspen Global Change Institute Aspen, CO
Provided professional development workshops to teachers and students at space grant universities.
Coordinated editing of revised and updated Ground Truth Studies Handbook for Teachers.
Cost center supervisor for three federal grants from the Department of Education, NASA, and the
National Science Foundation.
Left this position to develop the GLOBE Program through an initial contract with UCAR. (see Forest
Director of Wildlife Education 1984 -1994 Colorado Division of Wildlife Denver, CO
Recruited, trained and mentored a cadre of 130 teacher volunteers to conduct wildlife education
workshops across the state of Colorado.
Developed the Rivers of Colorado Water Watch program, which continues to provide unbiased data
on the water quality of all the rivers of Colorado using volunteers mainly from schools.
Successfully sought and wrote 1.3 million dollar grant to US Fish & Wildlife Service to start a water
quality monitoring program in Colorado that became the model for citizen science water quality
monitoring in other states and in Queensland, Australia.
Served on national governing board for Project Wild.
Assisted in developing and writing Aquatic Project WILD curriculum.
Developed additional curriculum including videos, music, and coloring books about wildlife and
Administered, coordinated, and managed two cost centers.
Supervised and coordinated staff.
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN 2004 – 2005 Graduate courses, 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
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 1970 B.S. in Elementary Education
Community Volunteer Projects
Birding Guide, Patagonia Lake State Park, Patagonia, AZ 2018
Visitor Center and Interpretive Naturalist, Friends of Cave Creek Canyon, Portal, AZ 2018
Black Oystercatcher Monitoring, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2017
Interpretive Naturalist, Shoreline Education for Awareness, Bandon, Oregon, 2016
Education Specialist, Charleston Marine Life Center, Charleston, Oregon
Tidepool Naturalist, Yaquina Head Outstanding Area, Newport, OR 2014-15
Snowy Plover Docent, U.S. Forest Service, Florence, Oegon, 2011 and 2014
Hobbies Birding, hiking, kayaking, community chorus, TaiChi, gardening, reading.
28550 Road T.5, Dolores, CO 81323 , 970-238-0858, email@example.com http://forestsong.org