About Us

Meet our UNLV bloggers:
Trip Leader
Boulder City, Nevada

Schafer is both a wildlife biologist and artist who is dedicated to the creation of fine art images that promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the beauty and diversity of the natural world. She is a signature member of Artists for Conservation and the Society of Animal Artists, and her paintings are shown in museums throughout North America. She has served as Artist-in-Resident on numerous trips to the sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Learn More - http://skschaferart.com/bio/

Trip Leader
Boulder City, Nevada

Rees is a geologist and feminist science educator who has taught at both the community college and university levels, worked in oil exploration, and conducted National Science Foundation-funded research primarily in Antarctica, China, and the western United States. She is a recipient of the U.S. Congressional Polar Medal, and Mt. Rees (780 29'S 1620 29'E) in Victoria Land, Antarctica was named in her honor. She currently serves as Vice Provost for Educational Outreach at UNLV and Executive Director of the UNLV Public Lands Institute.

Learn More -http://edoutreach.unlv.edu/staff/margaret-n-rees

Science Learning Strategist
Rose Warren Elementary School
Las Vegas, NV

Jaeger is a Title One elementary school learning strategist specializing in science and outdoor education who has taught with the Clark County School District for 18 years.  She has earned both the University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension Service’s Nevada Naturalist program certificate and a Nevada State Certification in Environmental Education & Interpretation through the UNLV Public Lands Institute. In addition to bringing back her experience and insight to her students from her global travels, Jackie has a garden at her school site where she teaches the children about organic gardening and connecting to nature.