Jill Katzenberger is a School Programs Project Coordinator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Conservation Biology. Jill taught 8th grade science at Denver Public Schools before beginning her career in informal science education in 2002. She has been coordinating the development and revision of all DMNS school programming for the past 6 years, including outreach assemblies and shows such as The Good, The Bad, and the Ucky, awarded most innovative health program in the country in 2007 by the National Association of Health Science Education; and JeopEARTHy, an interactive game show focusing on the interconnectedness of the Earth's systems. She works closely with exhibit developers, graphic designers, illustrators, and prop fabricators to continue to improve the quality of museum programs, materials, and visuals. She is well versed in the informal educational theory and has been an integral part of developing a science framework for DMNS to ensure the quality and effectiveness of future programming. Jill has presented on program development at the Association of Science and Technology Conference, the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Conference, and the Colorado Social Studies Association Convention. In her spare time, Jill is also a professional aerial acrobat, performing and teaching aerial dance throughout the state of Colorado.
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Science is all about asking questions in the pursuit of discovery and the scientists aboard the JOIDES Resolution are doing exactly that. What can ancient dusk, settled beneath the ocean floor tell us about the Earth's climate? What can the chloride levels of ancient water trapped within sediment tell us about the history of glacial melts? If we ca
As I begin to understand the degree of information that is being uncovered through ocean drilling and the immense amount of information left to discover, I'm reminded of our inherent drive to explore space and the parallels between these two disciplines.