After starting out as a college physics professor, Beth realized that her calling was to support science teaching and learning for young people and educators in K-12 and out-of-school settings. This led her to The Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, MN where for 17 years she directed a variety of science education programs for youth and families and developed and facilitated professional development for teachers. From her work with The Bakken and now as a consultant, Beth has gained extensive experience working with nonprofit education organizations, K-12 schools/districts, and higher education.
She continues to follow her passion for high-quality, meaningful and innovative science and STEM education through project management and program evaluation as well as by facilitating professional learning experiences for teachers and developing learning resources. Beth is particularly interested in fostering collaboration between organizations and across content areas to provide young people with learning experiences that develop their capacities as creative and critical thinkers and to prepare them to be the problem solvers of the future.