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Don Haas



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Place-based Earth Science Education, Teacher Professional Development, & Curriculum Development

Director of Teacher Programming
PRI - Paleontological Research Institution | Museum of the Earth | Cayuga Nature Center
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Second Vice President, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)

PhD, Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy, Michigan State University, 2000

Science/environmental educator with extensive experience in higher, adult, secondary, and distance education. His research and teaching target the same goals and involve the same strategies — using place-based and inquiry-oriented approaches to teaching and learning to build deep understandings of Earth system science and especially the big ideas that define the discipline. He’s especially interested in technology-rich place-based education — an approach that engages learners in the close study of their local environment and using these locally grounded understandings to better understand the global Earth system. With work addressing teaching and learning about hydrofracking, climate change and evolution, he has also developed expertise in the teaching of controversial issues.


Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth. 1259 Trumansburg Road. Ithaca, NY 14850

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