Cassie Doty

I am an environmental biologist originally from the northern panhandle of WV. I've been developing science content and associated teacher professional development for nearly 20 years. For the last 12+ years I have served as the education coordinator at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg MD, specializing in K-12 curriculum development, teacher professional development, and the use of schoolyards for science investigations. We were recently awarded a NOAA B-Wet capacity building grant to support the development of more and better Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences (MWEEs). This effort entails creating and supporting teams of Maryland curriculum developers and non-formal educators to develop MWEEs aligned to Maryland Environmental Literacy standards as well as NGSS.




University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory

Recent Posts by Cassie

Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:29 AM in Water Cycle
We've done water cycle bracelets (e.g., as part of our STEM Fest activities with folks from K-gray. It's simple, engaging, and educational. 

Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:13 AM in Should I incorporate a science book in my lesson? Should It be fiction or non-fiction ?
We've developed several elementary level investigations that incorporate books. Our 2nd grade unit was on soils and entailed in the students identifying the soil type in their schoolyard. The teachers read to their students the entire book Jump Into Science: Dirt ( at the beginning of the unit t...