Morgan Pett, Custer County High School
Morgan currently teaches Biology, Ecology, and Anatomy and Physiology at Custer County District High School in Miles City. Over the five years that Morgan has been teaching in Miles City he has taken over supervising River Watch, revived the Ecology class, and created a Science Olympiad team which he coaches. Morgan has been on dozens of backcountry trips, both solo and in groups, throughout the west and southwest in Alaska, Mexico, and Guatemala in addition to front country travels throughout Europe, Bolivia, and Belize. Morgan has worked as a field biologist studying birds and fish in both management and research contexts in Washington and Alaska. Also, through participation in a regional BioBlitz, he was able to establish a partnership between local students and a research collaboration between Saint Cloud State and Rocky Mountain University allowing students to participate in osprey nest monitoring.
Sara Nelson, Flathead High School
Sara is the leader of the Visual Art Department and a full time art teacher at Flathead High School in Kalispell. She teaches a wide variety of artistic media and concepts including: design, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry. All of her classes incorporate history and culture so that students gain a greater understanding of the context in which art is created. For the last 8 years, Sara has lead and chaperoned numerous high school student travel experiences, both domestically and abroad. Recent trips with students include travel to Italy, New York City, Seattle and Portland. When Sara is not teaching, volunteering at school, or travelling, she’s out hiking, skiing or mountain biking near her home in Whitefish. Her creativity and personal artwork are fueled by spending time outdoors, travelling and experiencing different cultures, and working with teenagers in the studio.
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