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Full Name
Michelle Ferrara Peterson
School/Organization
Guided Discoveries, Inc.
Job Title
Program Director
State
Subject Area
Current Role
Program Affiliation: Other
NSTA, CSTA, ACEAP, NAEC, NEREID
Bio

Michelle Ferrara Peterson is the Program Director at AstroCamp, a residential science center located in Idyllwild, California. She began her career in research, which took her to interesting places such as Australia, Hawaii, Alaska, and Antarctica. Through her adventures, she discovered her passion for sharing science with others and began her love with informal science education. She first worked at AstroCamp for five years as an instructor. Her zeal for education brought her to OMSI, where she was able to hone her skills of blending informal and formal education. In 2010, she returned to AstroCamp. She feels that nothing can replace a clear night sky to spark the interest of students in astronomy. She is a member of the IPS and ASP. She is part of the 2016 cohort of Astronomy in Chile Education Ambassador Program.  She is also lead for the RECON team at AstroCamp, which is one of 64 sites in this citizen science astronomy network. Michelle believes that the best part of science is that there is always more to discover.