Kenny Peavy, MS - Founder, Earth Matters
On September 22, 2017, Mount Agung went to Level IV, and residents of Bali, Indonesia became refugees without much warning. This event led to an 'accidental' service project with thousands of dollars in donations and numerous volunteers to support and aid local villagers in the relief camps for the next several months. Participants in this session will discover the valuable lessons learned during a time of emergency, the ingredients needed to implement a successful service project on the spur of the moment, and how our local communities can be involved in service projects.
About our Speaker:
Kenny Peavy holds a Master of Science in Science Education from Montana State University. He is also a certified Science and Math teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Georgia. Kenny worked extensively in ecological field studies ranging from water quality, aquatic entomology and ichthyological surveys while employed at the University of Georgia’s Institute of Ecology, as well as insect herbivory and plant chemical defenses through Emory University and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Peavy has taught thousands of students about the wonders of Nature as a naturalist in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest, the piedmont of Athens, Georgia, and the rainforests of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. As a public school teacher, Kenny taught high school Biology and middle school Earth Science. Kenny has also proposed and taught several courses on the natural history of Malaysia at two different international schools at both high school and middle school levels – the first of its kind in Malaysian international schools. Kenny has written and published 45+ natural history and travel articles published online and in print in both the United States and Malaysia. He has facilitated over 30 workshops for teachers in all grade levels and subject areas as well as pre-service teachers, university level undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and community members.
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