Schuyler began his teaching career in 2012 – since then, he has taught a variety of science subjects (biology, ecology, AP Biology, marine science, physics, and chemistry) at both rural and urban schools in Lake City, FL, Decatur, GA, and Roanoke, VA. He also was a member of the Hopkins Lab during the summer of 2016 while participating in the NSF-funded Research Experience for Teachers program, and worked directly with graduate student Sydney Hope on the wood ducks project.
At the University of Florida, he studied food web ecology in the salt marshes of southeastern Georgia, and grew to love teaching as a graduate teaching assistant. During his time there, he taught biology lab, ecology lab, and helped to design and implement an annual field course that traveled to the Bahamas each spring to study tropical marine biology and ecology.
Here in the Hopkins lab, he’ll be leading the design of a place-based educational curriculum that integrates novel pedagogical approaches with “backyard” ecology and conservation experiences to inspire middle- and high school students across Appalachia to become lifelong stewards of their local natural environment.