“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”
~ Rosalind Franklin
I’m Micah Lauer, an educator from Boise, Idaho. I teach life science 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 involved with several National Science Foundation grants exploring topics such as stormwater, environmental education, and the intersections of formal and informal science education and literacy.
My contributions to science education have been recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (2017 NSTA Distinguished Teaching Award), the Office of the President of the United States (2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching), and my peers (2013 Teacher of the Year, Heritage Middle School).
To see what I’m working on currently and for details about past projects and publications, please take a look at my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/micahlauer
Use social media to explore the science of the Western United States and sagebrush steppe by following my Instagram account: @sagebrushsteppe