Meet the new geeks

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, whichlisa-bio-2013-b 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.

2013-CatherineCatherine 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 PerspectivesChemical & Engineering NewsScience News for KidsGlobal 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.


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