Norman Lownds
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Norman Lownds

Curator, 4-H Children's Garden
Michigan State University
A240-B Plant & Soil Sciences
East Lansing MI
48824-1325 USA

BS,MS and PhD in Horticulture, Michigan State University. Dr. Lownds has been working with teachers, students and school gardens for over 12 years, first in the desert climate of southern New Mexico and for the past 8 years in Michigan. "Dr. Norm" as he is known in the garden is most interested in promoting curiosity and wonder in children of all ages. Nothing thrills "Dr. Norm" more than students asking questions and wondering about everything. "Dr. Norm" has worked to elegantly integrate technology into the 4-H Children's Garden and has helped create numerous interactive computer explorations including: The Garden Pizza Place, Shakey the Caterpillar, the Plant Builder and many more.

Norman will present Connecting Beyond The Field Trip: The On-line Wonder Wall. [Mini-Workshop]