Science Curriculum Development
Nim designs site-specific, content-rich, and interactive curriculum for schools, museums, and other educational organizations. In addition, she edits, researches, and consults to develop unique programming that meet local and national learning standards. Her unique combination of expertise in science, communication, and art allow her to complete entire projects independently. She also assists teachers as a content specialist.
Working with the visionary Landscape Ecologist Eric Sanderson and Geospatial Analyst Kim Fisher, of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Nim developed a mult-part science curriculae based around their groundbreaking projects: Mannahatta, Welikia and the environmental planning oriented Visionmaker or M2409.
Nim was present as a volunteer for some of the very first landscape surveys in New York City during the genesis of The Mannahatta Project. During these surveys groups of researchers and conservationists from the WCS and AMNH looked for clues about Manhattan island's native landscape and geography in much the same way students do as they carry out Nim's science education activities.
Topics such as data sampling, Geographic Information Systems, species identification, endemic species and invasive species are explored as part of Nim's STEM-compliant lesson plans.
After the Storms, an island of calm--and resilience, a New York Times editorial upon the launch of Dr. Sanderon's Mannahatta Project and related book.
An overview of the Brooklyn Bridge Park's educational programs, including k-12 curriculum developed by Nim
Students at Rockaway Waterfront Alliance monitoring oysters
Nim consulted with New York Sun Works, which builds hydroponic gardens in New York City's urban schools
Designed middle school curriculum for NYC Audubon in conjunction with New York Department of Environmental Protection