I have some good news and bad news. The good news is that I have found the perfect career for myself and it was right where I left it... teaching high school science. It's where I belong and I'm very happy to be teaching at Danville High School. I'm very involved and busy with the every day life of a teacher. I'm exhausted (in a good way) and I feel fulfilled.
As a result, I have two pieces of bad news. First, I can no longer keep up the requirements of both my position as an executive board member for the Environmental Education Association of Illinois and have decided not to re-run this next term. Second, I can no longer keep up with the recruitment aspect of this website, so I have decided to suspend activity until further notice.
I feel blessed to have virtually met so many wonderful people from all over the world who have agreed to participate. I have learned so much from all of you. My students have already learned about hobbies and careers related to science and nature by visiting the site. The world is a better place with you in it.
To the PNC readers, thanks for taking time out of your busy day to read what I post for you. It's because of you that I kept going.
This website saved me in so many ways. I can't even begin to say how, but trust me it was a divine intervention.
I'm off to inspire young minds and hopefully help them to see how science is a part of their everyday lives. I'm surprised how many students don't know how important science is to everyday life. My plan is to get them to love science. Wish me luck.
Thank you for your time and interest,
Kirsten Walker, Founder and Dreamer
Hello, My name is Kirsten Hope Walker. I have been an environmental educator for over 20 years. My passion is talking to the public about how to coexist with wildlife. It's my hope that you will ask questions and find my features and blogs interesting. Thanks for your support.