Cabrillo High School
(Lompoc Unified School District)
4350 Constellation Road
Lompoc, CA 93436
Outdoor pedagogy and thoughts about host
I began my career as a research biologist working on experimental pesticides. Since then I have worked for the Fish and Game Department’s Marine Resources Division and for the County of San Luis Obispo as a lettuce inspector.[HOST] is a dream program. This was an amazing, wonderful, super experience. The reserves are unbelievable! The chance to learn field techniques with a reserve manager at such pristine places is amazing. Giving students the opportunity to visit reserves with hands-on learning is so important in this world of habitat loss. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I am so thankful to be a part of this incredible adventure!
HOST Training Site:
NRS’s Coal Oil Point Reserve and Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (both administered by UCSB) in Santa Barbara County.
HOST Program Emphases:
Dune vegetation, snowy plovers, marine invertebrates, and marsh habitats.
HOST Teaching Materials:
• Dune Plant Adaptations
• Hermit Crabs: The Search For Housing
• Amphipod Ecology (beach fleas/sand fleas)
Years Teaching: 2
• Science 1 (Earth Science)
• Science 2 (Biology)
Attitude is Everything! In this life, 10% is what happens to you and the other 90% is how you react to what happens to you.
Selection of Awards:
• Advisor to the Cabrillo High School state of the art Aquarium
• Founder of Cabrillo High School’s At-Risk program
• Scuba Diving
• Breeding reptiles
• Hanging out with family – wife Joanne and our three sons: Sean (8), Joshua (6) and Tristan(2).