Below is a list of resources I utilize to stay on top of the wildfires in the Sierra. I encourage all readers to learn how to utilize these resources as part of your wildfire preparedness planning. Wildland Fire Information Inciweb
Online Learning Resources
Resources for online learning resources including recommendations from my colleagues. Resources are categorized by general topic and cover a range of age groups (preschool thru college).
Are We Paying Attention? 5 lessons learned in the face of adversity!
The purpose of writing this story is to pass along the insights I picked up during this journey, share how it is helping me now, and offer a few reflection exercises; each with the intent to help guide readers toward strategies that will help them through this pandemic. Some may wish to read the entire article while others may choose to scroll through and solely take advantage of the reflection exercises.
Social Media: Ally or Foe
A review of how are #socialdistancing in wild places posts impacting rural mountain towns and what we can do combat the negative impacts.
Effectiveness of Learning Management Systems: An Educator’s Point of View
I have been utilizing online learning management systems since 2004 both in a traditional classroom and in tutoring and homeschooling. Over the years they have become more sophisticated, user friendly, and helpful in a myriad of ways. I have utilized
Personality Types, Adapting to Challenges, and Building Resilience Part I
As the city shut-downs and quarantines have been increasing over the past week, I’ve started to ask myself the question: How does our personality type affect our ability to manage our mental health during uncertain and challenging times? It is
Backcountry Hygiene: Developing Good Hand Hygiene
A year and a half ago I wrote a piece on Backcountry Hygiene: The Infamous Pee Rag. Hygiene is something I highly stress as a crucial element to one’s health not only in the backcountry, but in everyday life. The
KT Tape: A Backcountry Game Changer
Taping joints is a common past time as an athlete and an outdoor educator/guide. In a frontcountry setting, where what seems to be an endless supply of tape in the athletic training room, making mistakes was no big deal. In
Mental Health: How to Help in a Crisis
Imagine yourself with a head cold that turned into a sinus infection that wasn’t going away. What would you do? Would you feel embarrassed or ashamed to go to the doctor and get treated? Likely not. Why do we feel
2019 Year In Review
2019 was quite an exciting year. We have a lot to be grateful for and appreciate the support we have received from our Eastern Sierra community as well as our community outside the Sierra. Here is a look at what