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Susan Weikel Morrison

My mission is to improve the quality of science education and increase excitement and interest about science in central California

Susan Weikel Morrison's Background

Susan Weikel Morrison's Experience

Solar System Ambassador at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

January 2013 - Present | Pasadena, California

As part of a volunteer program to publicize NASA’s exploration efforts: I maintain space exploration exhibits at The Children’s Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst, The Discovery Center in Fresno, and the NASA Educator Resource Center at California State University, Fresno. In addition, I teach classes on space exploration topics at museums, libraries, and elementary schools as well as NASA centers, adult service club meetings, and science education conferences. ***** Under the auspices of SciQ Systems, I also teach Saturday Science classes on a variety of topics at Fresno’s Discovery Center. ***** Before that, I was a GEMS Trainer, exhibit preparator. and science educator at Castle Science and Technology Center in Atwater, CA for 6 years, and prior to that, a bilingual K-8 teacher in Madera Unified and Coalinga Unified School Districts for 35 years.***** During my college years, I also worked as a preparator at UC Berkeley's Anthropology museum.

Susan Weikel Morrison's Education

California State University-Fresno

1973 – 1990

Concentration: Education

California State University-East Bay

1970 – 1971

Elementary Credential

Concentration: Elementary Education

University of California, Berkeley

1963 – 1968


Concentration: Anthropology

University of Colorado at Boulder

1960 – 1963

Concentration: Anthropology

Concentration: Recent Science Courses

Activities: 2007: Jurassic Paleontology, Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis, WY; 2008: Pleistocene Paleontology, Mammoth Site, Hot Springs, SD; 2008: Kepler Mission Workshop, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA; 2010: GEMS Training, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA; 2010: Marine Biology, Oceanic Soc. Research Station, Turneffe Atoll, Belize; 2012: International Space Station and Low Earth Orbit PD, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA

Susan Weikel Morrison's Interests & Activities

general science, elementary education, space science, NASA, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology

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