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 students and I have projects that have won awards and been published in peer-reviewed journals. Our worldwide microbiology project was recently featured by National Public Radio’s Science Friday program. If a teacher and his students can do original scholarship like our bristlecone pines project and our stone line project, then probably anyone can.
Publisher: Quill Driver Books https://quilldriverbooks.com/
Release Date: Fall, 2017
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/passion-projects-for-smart-people-michael-wing/1125819753
If you have ideas and suggestions, or know about opportunities and programs I’ve overlooked, I’d love to hear from you!