“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”
~ Rosalind Franklin
My name is Micah Lauer and I am an educator from Boise, Idaho. I teach life science and horticulture/gardening at Heritage Middle School in neighboring Meridian, Idaho. My passion is helping people explore and understand the natural world, particularly the sagebrush steppe ecosystem and its incredible community of native plants and animals.
In addition to my classroom responsibilities, I write for publication about education and fly fishing/wildlife/conservation. My work has been published in Voices from the Middle (National Council of Teachers of English) and Northwest Fly Fishing magazine and Southwest Fly Fishing magazine. I am a Teacher Consultant with the Boise State Writing Project and work with educators in a variety of professional development settings. I am also working on a National Science Foundation funded grant team (partnership between the Association of Science Technology Centers/National Writing Project) to explore the intersections of formal and informal science education and literacy.
For more details about past projects, a list of publications, and to see what I am working on currently, please take a look at my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/micahlauer
Use Instagram to explore the science of the sagebrush steppe by following my account: @sagebrushsteppe