Gary Lewis

Gary LewisMMSA Title: Operations Director, Communications Coordinator & STEM Education Specialist

Gary joined MMSA in December 2015.  Gary is a passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated Earth science communicator who holds an honors degree in Science and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Masters of Education US equivalent) from the University of Sydney.  Lewis has been a classroom teacher in rural schools and developed and run education programs in Australia and the USA.  Prior to joining MMSA in December 2015, Lewis was the Communications Director at Geoscience Australia, then the Senior Director for Education & Outreach for the Geological Society of America.  He is the past Chair of the International Union of Geological Sciences Commission for Geoscience Education and Technology Transfer and active within the International Geoscience Education Organisation.  At MMSA, Lewis is the Director of Operations/Communications Coordinator as well as serving as the STEM Education Specialist on the STEMports and WeatherBlur projects.

Lewis is the author of over 25 teacher resources and books covering a wide range of Earth science topics.  Lewis firmly believes that teaching is enhanced by taking teachers into the field so they can experience real work examples of the concepts they teach.  He leads teachers on trips to Hawaii and beyond to provide them with those experiences. Lewis lives with his wife and children on a small farm in Casco, Maine.

Phone: (207) 626 3230 x103

Email: all emails are first initial last name at mmsa.org

Projects:
WeatherBlur
STEMports

Publications:

Lewis, G.B.,2019, My Awesome Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals.  Monograph. Rockridge Press.

Lewis, G.B., 2016, Discover the Wonders of Hawaiian Volcanoes: A site-by-site guide to the Big Island.  Monograph.  Carte Deim Press.

Wysession M.E., Lewis G.B., et al., 2012,  Developing and Applying a Set of Earth Science Literacy Principles, JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION v 60, 95–99 (2012).  Earth Science Literacy Principles

Lewis, G.B., 2001, Communicate or Die – the Future of Geoscience, Geological Society of New Zealand, Conference Abstracts, 2001

Lewis G.B., 1996, Making geoscience exciting, relevant and teachable – AGSO geoscience education. Geoscience for the Community. 13th Australian Geological Convention, Canberra, 19-23 February, 1996. Geological Society of Australia. Abstracts. 1996; 41:248.

McQueen K.G., Mayer W., Munson T.J., Perkin DJ, Lewis G.B., 1993, A geoscience education liaison network in the Australian Capital Territory. Journal of Geological Education. 1993; 41(1):32-4.

Lewis, G.B., McLelland and C.V., Alpha, T.R., 2003, Explore Volcanoes (Teacher  resources on CD ROM). Geological Society of America, ISBN 0-8137-7600-7.

Lewis, G.B.and Gunther, J.M, 1996, Mt Todd Map Kit –  Introduction to Geological Maps, Australian Geological Survey Organisation Record 1996/10.

Lewis, G.B., 2003, Explore Silicate Minerals (Faculty teaching resources on CD ROM). Geological Society of America, ISBN 0-8137-7604-X.

Lewis, G.B., 2003, Explore Cross Sections (Faculty teaching resources on CD ROM). Geological Society of America, ISBN 0-8137-7605-8.

Lewis, G.B., 2000, AGSO’s Teacher Resource Kits and Training Sessions, Third International Geoscience Education Conference Proceedings, AGSO Record 1999/49

During this pandemic educators have been forced to reinvent the way they reach kids and all of us here at MMSA have been working hard to shift our programming, professional learning opportunities, and research to overcome this incredibly difficult challenge for educators across Maine and the nation.  

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