About

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Roberta earned a BS in Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Master’s degree in Entomology from Cornell University. After serving as a biology instructor at various community colleges, she took a research specialist position with the University of Arizona. She worked closely with the Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program teaching gardening and entomology, and became a Master Gardener herself. She also developed a set of lesson plans about honey bees for the University of Arizona.

More recently, she has been a 4-H leader and taught science to homeschool groups. Roberta is also an inveterate blogger and bibliophile.

Her blog for sharing science and nature with kids is Growing With Science.

See her blog about writing and reading children’s books at Wrapped in Foil.

Going back to her entomology roots, she explores the science and natural history of ants at Wild About Ants

Review Policy:

Roberta does accept books for review, particularly science and nature nonfiction for children.

If you would like to contact Roberta, feel free to leave a comment on any post or e-mail to growingwithscience (at) gmail.com

3 Replies to “About”

  1. I wanted you to be aware of a new Middle School book called Making Waves by Albert Bates. I work for Groundswell Books and this is the second book in a series on the environment. The timely information tells about the value of our ocean and what kids can do to help. Let me know if you would like more information.
    Thanks.

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