Our Story Team
Phil, Dan and John developed Ponds in Peril while they were National Science Foundation GK-12 fellows at CU-Boulder. From 2009 - 2013 we worked alongside wonderful science teachers in the Boulder Valley School District to become better teachers ourselves. We spent a lot of time translating our own academic research into impactful lessons. We developed Ponds in Peril to help students better understanding the world around them and explore how humans are changing the Earth.
While we have all moved on from CU-Boulder with Ph.Ds, we continue to encourage and help teachers adopt Ponds in Peril. The curriculum is free, inexpensive to implement, tons of fun, hands-on and hits a multitude of science learning goals - water cycle, ecosystem components, food web, energy flow, organism adaptation, and scientific method, to name a few hot topics.
We have tested this curriculum in over 20 classrooms with over 10 teachers. Teachers love it and students love it more! It is well suited for K-8 classrooms. Modules 1 & 2 are ready to go, while Modules 3 & 4 are under development.
We welcome your feedback and any extensions to the curriculum that you create!
Here is to a better world for us and ecosystems!
Happy educating, Phil, Dan and John