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Contact-new.svg Bryan H. Nichols, MS, MA
Employer:University of South Florida
Occupation:Science Education Instructor and PhD Candidate
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This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 by Kruhly .

My Profile

Professional Background

I'm currently researching an education-friendly definition of environmental literacy called essential ecoliteracy, something that might also be called "earth smarts". It is based on what we, as individuals, communities or nations, need to know in order to maintain or improve our quality of life.


  • a Masters in Marine Science, studying rockfish (Sebastes spp.) sound production
  • a Masters in Arts, focusing on science journalism
  • presently a PhD candidate in science education, studying ecoliteracy

My Interests


  • essential ecoliteracy, or "earth smarts"
  • sound production in rockfishes (Sebastes spp.)
  • science education and socioscientific issues


  • sailing, sea kayaking, scuba diving and hiking


My Projects

I hoping to use the wiki format to gather input on ecoliteracy from all over the world, so I'm interested in its use as a collaborative research tool. In this sense, the Wiki might be considered a knowledge gatherer or discussion facilitator, in addition to its more traditional role disseminating knowledge.

My Sandbox

I'm presently practicing wiki writing skills in my sandbox. My sandbox

My Reflection

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

Welcome to eL4C32

Your facilitators:

(Comment.gif: Welcome Bryan, You have joined the workshop half-way through. It looks like you have been practising so you should not have a hard time catching up. Please let me know if you have any questions. Cheers Rob Kruhlak 22:09, 29 November 2009 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Nice work. You have it well in hand already. I have certified you as Apprentice level 2. I added a / to your sandbox. Rob Kruhlak 03:44, 4 December 2009 (UTC))