Botanic Garden Intern Sabrina Montenigro '13

Summer Reseearch Project 2011

Picturing Life: Researching Ecology through VTS (visual thinking strategies) at the Smith College Botanic Garden and Museum of Art

Funded by the B. Elizabeth Horner Fund in the Biological Sciences, Summer Research Fellows Program

Support ecology curriculum development at the college and elementary school level. Work with Professor Virginia Hayssen (Biology) to develop ecology-based engagement with the Smith College Museum of Art for BIO 154: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation. Work with Smith College Campus School 5th grade teacher Paul Matylas to develop site-based ecology curriculum to conform with Massachusettes state standards.