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First Name
Laura
Last Name
Tucker
Location
Port Townsend
Organization
Jefferson County Public Health
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Business Creation and Administration
Education and Training
Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
Outdoors Experience
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
Science
I am interested in working with schools in my area
Yes
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Higher Education
High School Senior Projects
9th Grade Community Mentoring Program
Available for classroom presentations
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Advisorship (longer term commitment)
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Internships
Job Shadowing
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
Here at Public Health, we have opportunities for job shadowing and career exploration. Due to my overload on volunteer activities at this time, the best use of my skills and information would be as an advisor to the Skillmation program and as a mentor to the occasional student.
You have indicated an expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
My educational background is in biological sciences. I have taught hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum to teachers for 30 years in the STEM fields.
You have indicated an expertise in Business Creation and Administration
I started my own non-profit environmental education program when I was 23 years old. It is still going successfully today, 38 years later. As the Executive Director for 15 years, I learned a great deal of how to manage a business, most of it through on the job training.
You have indicated an expertise in Education and Training
I have been an educator for 40 years in a variety of settings, both in the classroom and outdoors. I was the professional development coordinator for a nationally recognized science and math curriculum for 20 years. I still do consulting work and serve on the Port Townsend School Board.
You have indicated an expertise in International Travel, Touring
I have traveled extensively for work and pleasure both nationally and internationally. I also led student groups on tours.
You have indicated an expertise in Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
This area is my focus of my passions, as well as my educational background.
You have indicated an expertise in Outdoors Experience
My outdoor experience includes:
- directing an Outdoor School and Summer camp for 15 years
- 10 year volunteer as a sea kayaking guide for students and persons with disabilities
- I have been a lifelong outdoor enthusiast enjoying backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, sea kayaking, river rafting, to name a few