University of Vermont

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Museum Education Specialist
Education & Social Services/Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039
Specialty:Vermont landscape change; digital archives; introductory geology; Perkins Museum outreach; summer science for K-12 students and teachers
Biography:Massey is Museum Education Specialist overseeing grades K-12 Outreach for the Perkins Geology Museum at University of Vermont. Classroom teachers, students, the general public, and university students and staff visit the museum daily. She provides museum tours, assistance with geologic inquiries, assistance with local geologic field trips, and coordination with K-12 teachers and university professors. The museum works with National Science Foundation funding to document landscape change caused by humans in Vermont and with Institute of Museum and Library Services funding to digitize the VT State Geology Collection. Massey teaches introductory geology courses in the Continuing Education Evening Division. She coordinates and directs several summer science programs for K-12 students and teachers, such as the residential Science and Technology (SAT) Governor's Institute for capable Vermont high school students, "Science in Vermont," an Environmental Science and Technology program for elementary students, elementary teachers and elementary education majors, and the Summer Science Adventure for middle school girls and boys.