Big changes here at Secret Science Geek. Besides getting a design makeover this summer, SSG welcomes two contributors, Lisa Lavelle Burke and Catherine M. Cooney.
Lisa is a writer, photographer, and gardener, who traded in her law partnership at Patton Boggs LLP to play in the dirt. She is a DC Master Gardener and a member of the DC Office of the State Secretary of Education School Garden Advisory Committee. She also chairs a public school outdoor-education program, which integrates the natural campus and gardens into the elementary curriculum for science, math, history, social/cultural studies, and language arts. On her other blog, Eat, Grow, Learn, she writes about teachable moments in the living laboratory.
Catherine was a news editor and staff reporter for the journal Environmental Science & Technology for 13 years before launching her freelance career. In addition to writing about sustainable development in Africa for the World Bank, she writes about science for Environmental Health Perspectives, Chemical & Engineering News, Science News for Kids, Global Waters, and elsewhere. Some of her other areas of interest include climate change, health disparities, and government policy.
Look for their future dispatches on this virtual exploratorium and follow us on Twitter: @secretscigeek, @LL_Burke, and @CatherineCooney.