The Nature of Science

Allow us to introduce ourselves…

Today your child began an exciting science program in their classroom offered by Science from Scientists. SfS is a Boston-based, non-profit organization that strives to improve science and technology attitudes and aptitudes. We send real scientists into the classroom during school every other week to teach exciting, fun, and curriculum-relevant science lessons. We will be visiting your child’s classroom every other week throughout the school year. We will bring engaging, informative, and stimulating hands-on lessons with us to supplement the school’s science curriculum.

The Science from Scientist instructors who will be teaching these lessons are Phillip Dugger and Lauren Koppel. Phillip earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology at Western Washington University and is currently earning his PhD in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, where he is researching interactions of animals and plants in the tropical rainforests of Rwanda. Lauren earned a Bachelor’s degree with a double major of Biology and Psychology from Clark University and a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has studied neurobiology as well as the biology of cancer, genetics and mutations, ecology, and evolution as well as behaviorism, motivational psychology, and educational psychology. Both Phillip and Lauren love learning about how the world works, and sharing that knowledge with the kids they teach. They’re very excited to start a new year with SfS!

Please check the Classroom Post on our website regularly to read about the science activities that your child is participating in and to view photos from your child’s classroom.

Keep in Touch with Science From Scientists!
How to view your child’s Classroom Post:
1. Visit our website at:
2. Click on the link for See inside the classroom.
3. Select your school/grade from the list.
4. Enter the password: SFS2016
. Submit the form then save a bookmark to skip these steps next time!


Permítanos presentarnos…

Hoy su hija o hijo comenzó un excitante programa de ciencias en la sala de clases, dictado por Science from Scientists (“Ciencia por Científicos). SfS es una organización sin fines de lucro de la ciudad de Boston, cuya misión es mejorar las aptitudes y actitudes hacia la ciencia y la tecnología. Cada dos semanas durante el año, envíamos verdaderos científicos a las salas de clases, para que enseñen clases de ciencia muy divertidas y excitantes, pero además relevantes para el currículo escolar de nuestro estado. Visitaremos la clase de su hija o hijo cada dos semanas durante el año escolar y llevaremos actividades muy motivantes y estimulantes para suplementar el currículo de ciencias de su escuela.

Por favor revise de manera regular los “Classroom Post” que subimos a nuestra página web, para que se entere de las actividades científicas de las cuales su hijo está participando y  también para poder ver fotos  de su hijo o hija durante las actividades. ¡Mantenganse en contacto con Science from Scientists!. ¿Cómo acceder a los “Classroom Post” de su hija o hijo: visite nuestra página web en: Haga click en link “See inside the classroom”. Seleccione su escuela/grado de la lista. Ingrese la contraseña (password): SFS2016. Envíe el formulario y luego guarde un “bookmark” para evitar estos pasos en el futuro.



Phillip has a BS and MS in Biology from Western Washington University, and is currently earning a PhD in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England. His research interests are in tropical rainforest ecology and animal-plant interactions. He will be doing his doctoral dissertation research on tropical seed dispersal ecology in the montane rainforests of Rwanda. Phillip has taught though various adjunct positions at several colleges in New England, teaching biology, ecology, earth science, environmental science, and general science at Babson College, North Shore Community College, Wheelock College, Merrimack College, and Mount Ida College.

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