This blog is owned and run by Evie.
Evie was born and raised in Taiwan, but has been living in the US for over 20 years. Her background is in biology (animal science and microbiology) and she has been teaching 8-12th grade sciences at a private school in NYC. Never a fan of the conventional, Evie has proudly never joined a club in either high school or college, and doesn’t read instruction manuals. She approaches curricula and lesson plans with the same attitude.
Over the last 6 years, Evie has been lucky enough to work under an administrative team who understands her love for skipping down the road never traveled. She developed her own year long curriculum centered around pond microorganisms and started a database pairing NGSS standards with scientific journals. The curriculum was presented at several national conferences including the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), as well as New York based organizations such as the New York Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Technology Conference and at STEMTeachersNYC’s STEM Expo in 2016.
Other people Evie has collaborated with include Marian Zavarsky in an electronic composition called ANATOMY – The Drop, popular YouTuber @Jabrils for an episode on tardigrades and rotifers, and NPR Facebook Live for a 30 minute look under the microscope.
What Evie loves to do most in her free time is travel, tell stories, meet new people and collect pond samples to look for new microorganisms. This blog is a collection of science questions, conversations, and stories. I hope you enjoy it.