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Michael R. WingMichael R. Wing is an author, scientist and full-time classroom teacher at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, California.

This site is all about opportunity: for high school students and young adults, teachers, and all intellectually curious people.  It’s for anyone who loves adventure and learning by doing and wants to do some fieldwork to discover something new about the planet we share.

Students and parents can check out these lists of cool opportunities for high school and beyond, and why there’s so much more more to life as a young adult than just going to college.

For academics and teachers, I want to share my experience in winning grants and spots in programs, getting students involved in real science, publishing books and original research, exploring summer opportunities, and traveling the world for free.

My high school students and I have several ongoing research projects (all outdoors) that have won awards and been published in peer-reviewed academic journals.  If a high school  teacher and a couple of his students can do original, published scholarship in biology and archaeology (like our bristlecone pines project and our stone line project) then probably anyone can.  Maybe one of our projects will give you ideas.

If you have ideas and suggestions, or know about opportunities and programs I’ve overlooked, I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Hi Doc,
    I grew up in the wild forests of Woodacre in the 1960s
    We would commonly see about four different species of snakes while playing outside, king snakes, garter snakes, gopher snakes and of course rattle snakes. Fast forward to 2016 and I still live in San Geronimo Valley, and raised a child who played mostly outside. However she seldom encountered snakes Anecdotally, I have read other blogs about the missing snakes. Researching “Did the snakes really go and if so, where, when and why did they go?” would be a helpful and interesting mystery to solve.

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