About

Mountain Goat Instructional Design, LLC is owned and operated by Molly Ward, M.S. Science Education.

Molly Ward, M.S. Sci. Ed.

Molly Ward, M.S. Sci. Ed.

Molly whale watching off the coast of Maui, 2014. Credit: Abigail WardWhale watching off the coast of Maui, 2014. Credit: Abigail Ward

I see my role as a translator–I am confident in my ability to understand high level science content and translate it to make it accessible and fun for any audience (e.g. kids, adults, general public).

I have a strong and varied background in science and education with a B.S. in Geology and M.S. in Science Education both from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. My varied work experience over the past 20+ years includes:

 

  • representing the National Science Teachers Association in Montana and Wyoming (February 2018-present)
  • teaching EDU 397: K-8 Science Methods course for undergraduate juniors and seniors at Montana State University (Fall 2016)
  • over four years as a consultant working with various companies and organizations to create customized teaching and learning materials through Mountain Goat Instructional Design, LLC (2014-present)
  • four years with the Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Foundation as a Project Manager designing the DiscoverWater.org website, creating online training materials, writing activity books for KIDs and customizing educational materials for international (African) audiences (2010-2014)
  • six years as a Museum Educator, specializing in paleontology and educational technology at the Museum of the Rockies (2003-2009)
  • creating and implementing curriculum about forest fire and online experiences about systems science as an Education Specialist/Ranger in Yellowstone National Park (2003)
  • designing and leading courses for K-12 kids to explore the outdoors through Montana Outdoor Science School (seasonally 1996-2001)

To see examples of the work I’ve done, please visit my portfolio. Click here to visit my Linked In profile. Download my Professional Bio.

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