ICEC is proud to welcome Mike Todd to our Executive Committee! Mike has been appointed to fill a vacancy on ExCom for the remaining 2017 term.
Mike has taught science at Ames High School since 2006. He was awarded a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education in 2013 and an Excellence in Science Teaching award from the Iowa Academy of Science in 2014. His innovative teaching methods engage his students in student-driven, community-based Environmental Impact Projects that work to transform the environment, community member mindsets, and the students. His students are active in managing and reconstructing prairie, creating a more sustainable school campus, and sustainable food system projects through collaborations with local farmers and the Lexicon of Sustainability.
Mike was recently part of a collaborative effort that implemented an interdisciplinary senior-level course that explored the intersections of food, farming, government policy, society, and environmental issues (http://www.ahsbluestem.org/). He hopes to continue to develop unique educational opportunities that change the way students see their world and give them the tools to make the changes they want to see.
Thanks to Mike for lending his expertise and passion for EE to ICEC!