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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Diane Petersen, Teacher

Learn more about NatureMapping program participants.

Diane Petersen is a teacher at Waterville Elementary School, in Waterville, Washington, and author of the NatureMapping curriculum on this site, as well as other educational writing.

In 1997, she and her students in grades 4-5 created the Adopt-a-Farmer Project, and, in conjunction with the NatureMapping program, students honed their reading, writing, and math skills while making meaningful contributions to science through tracking local wildlife; under Petersen's guidance, the project continues to study the short-horned lizard (a.k.a. the horny toad) today.

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