At Waldo Middle School in Salem, conservation biology teacher Mike Weddle's programs show students that their learning and actions can truly make a difference in the world. In his Endangered Species Project, seventh-graders apply their knowledge and skills in various subject areas to develop a recovery plan for an endangered species. Eighth-graders in Mr. Weddle's Conservation Biology course combine theoretical learning with the excitement of scientific fieldwork as they participate in joint projects with the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other environmental agencies. Mr. Weddle sponsors the school's award-winning Roots & Shoots/Leo Club, in which students engage in projects designed to help animals, the environment, and the human community.
1971 University of San Francisco, B.A.