Mr. Ethan Self
My life journey started in Maine, so unfortunately I cannot claim to be a true Vermonter! However, my family soon moved to the foothills of Vermont's Green Mountains. I grew up on hours of nonstop exploration of my backyard woods, damming up local streams with my brother, designing intricate lego kids, and discovering my love of cooking. Little did I know that all of these experiences were science!
I attended undergraduate at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, New York (Go Saints!) where I majored in Conservation Biology. I focused my last year and a half on the phenology (life history) and reproductive strategies of common moss species. When I wasn't endlessly examining a moss underneath a hand lens, I studied abroad in New Zealand, including a 1500 mile bike packing tour, joined a sustainable theme house focused on sustainable agriculture and local living, and explored the mountain ranges of New England.
I completed my Masters of Arts in Teaching at the University of Vermont, where I focused on secondary education curriculum and 21st Century scientific practices. However, while I want to develop critically-thinking scientists in my classroom, my aim is to also approach each course in a holistic manner that focuses on individual curiosity, community ties, authentic scientific questions, most importantly, creating a sustainable, happy future for all.
When I'm not teaching, I love to bike and hike up the steepest mountains that I can find, grow vegetables in my family garden, and shoot photography while I travel.
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