Lauren Loizides received her B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Science Education at the University at Albany, SUNY, and has been teaching science in urban high schools for twelve years. While teaching at Baruch College Campus High School she has designed and taught a 12th grade Environmental Science course that involves students in studying local environmental issues through inquiry and service learning. She has collaborated with a variety of local organizations to bring programs and opportunities to her students, including Solar One, Bronx River Alliance, GLOBE, the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, and Trees NY.
This is her second year working with fellows in the CUNY GK-12 Science now program, where she helped develop an Authentic Research Module that involves students in exploring local parks. Through this research project students develop an awareness and appreciation for the urban environment while applying scientific research methods and documenting research through a variety of means such as scientific writing, documentaries, and journaling.