El Dorado Audubon is delighted to announce that Anne (Annie) Maben has joined our Audubon Adventures team. Anne comes with an impressive resume and many of our members will know her as their science teacher from Poly Hi.
With a BA in English and an M.S. in marine biology, Annie Maben has been an educator in public and private schools from elementary through college for the past 30 years. As a field biologist, Ms. Maben has had the chance to live and work in Micronesia, Australia and New Guinea, doing original research on endangered bird species. As an educator, she has won awards for her excellence in teaching AP Biology and AP Environmental Science courses and served as the AP Science Coach at the LA County Office of Education.
For many years, Ms. Maben worked directly with teachers and students as the on-site UCLA Science & Literacy Coach for an inner city high school. A long-time member of the LA County Science Fair Advisory Board, Ms. Maben loves mentoring students doing research projects. For 7 years, Ms. Maben was the Project Coordinator for the Young Scholars Ocean Science Institute a residential summer program for talented 9-10th grade students and she is eager to work with students and teachers on field research! One of her specialties is training teachers in field research and she has been the Field Trip Chair for 4 NSTA and CSTA Conferences.
For our chapter, Anne will be conducting workshops for our Audubon Adventures teachers and field trips for the students. She will explain at our general meeting how Audubon Adventures will benefit teachers and students with NGSS, New Generation Science Standards that California is implementing in schools, as are most states across the country. Ms. Maben will bring enthusiasm, dedication and a nurturing spirit to help support student success.
We meet at the Nature Center 7550 E. Spring Street, Long Beach 90815, doors open at 7:00 PM; parking is free; we accept cans and plastic bottle (caps off) for recycling to help support our chapter.