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Deanna J. Smith-Turnage

Arlington High School
(Riverside Unified School District)
2951 Jackson Street
Riverside, CA 92503

dsmithturnage@usa.net

OUTDOOR PEDAGOGY &
THOUGHTS ABOUT HOST

I try to make a difference in students' lives by exposing them to a variety of hands-on and field experiences in science.

[The HOST Program] was a real eye-opener and a great opportunity.  I learned a lot about my environment and developed a love for hummingbirds.  I not only learned new strategies and activities for engaging my sutdents, but I also learned how to make science fun and meaningful again.

 

BIOGRAPHY

HOST Training Site:
NRS's Motte Rimrock Reserve (administered by UCR) in Riverside County.

HOST Program Emphases:
Long-term hummingbird banding project and native vegetation restoration.

HOST Teaching Materials:
Plant Restoration Project
20 Questions
What's Up at the Rim?
Carousel
Designing a Scientific Study

Years Teaching:
14

Subjects Taught:
Biology
Natural Sciences

Hobbies:
Biking
Sewing
Knitting