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Diane Husic, professor and chair of biological sciences at Moravian College, has been selected as National Geographic’s “Geo-Educator of the Week,” recognizing her efforts to shape students and “connect them to the world in bold and exciting ways.”
Diane is the first educator selected for the new series and was featured on National Geographic’s Education blog on June 24. The blog post, titled “Featured Activity: 10 Things You Can’t Live Without,” highlights one of her activities to inspire students to consider the “consequences of their consumption patterns and life choices.” The blog post also discusses Diane’s plans for the upcoming school year, what inspires her teaching style, and what classroom activities she uses to engage her students.
“This is quite an honor and was a surprise when I got called for the interview,” said Husic, who has taught at Moravian College since 2004. Additionally, she worked at the undergraduate level for the past 25 years, studying, researching and teaching environmental science, conservation biology, climate change and biochemistry.
In 2010, Husic was one of 40 individuals nationwide selected as a TogetherGreen Fellow. Supported by a conservation alliance of Audubon and Toyota, the fellowship offers specialized training in conservation planning and execution, the chance to work and share best practices with gifted conservation professionals, and assistance with project outreach and evaluation. To read Diane’s blog post in its entirety, click here.
According to the blog, the goal of the Geo-Educator of the Week series is to feature inspiring activities and lessons that geo-educators are implementing with their students, both inside and outside their classrooms. Candidates are selected by nominations, reviewed by a committee of educators, and those chosen are featured on the National Geographic’s Education blog every other Tuesday. To nominate an outstanding geo-educator, click here.