Teaching is a very important aspect our careers in academia. I have greatly enjoyed teaching in several different settings, and I'm always looking for ways to improve as instructor and mentor! Perhaps this is cliché, but I try to utilize hands-on learning as much as possible. I've found that my most successful classes have included some sort of interactive component, whether it be interpreting geophysical and geologic data in google earth, creating analog models in the classroom, or making observations in the field. I also attempt to encourage critical evaluation of scientific information. It is important that students do not perceive science dogmatically. I believe this also serves as inspiration to students, as they realize that there is infinite room for new scientific discoveries that they can take part in. Below are a few photos from some fun classes, labs, and outreach events. Click on the gallery to view individual photos with captions.