We are an extremely passionate group of scientists, educators and filmmakers that have come to the conclusion that learning about science should be fun and easy. We have a diverse collection of working professionals, including a production team of award winning science-filmmakers, a team of on camera talent, and a collection of science content writers who are dedicated to helping expand the untamedscience.com outreach portals.
Anyone with a passion for nature can come to UntamedScience.com and learn about their favorite species, biology topics - and even learn tips and tricks to make their own videos. We have also integrate lesson plans into our content, making it as easy as possible for teachers to use the site in their classrooms.
Now there is more to Untamed Science. In 2009 and 2010 we worked with Pearson Publishing to create quality educational films for the classroom. In fact, our High school BioAdventures series is already in schools all across the country. We estimate that roughly 65% of students may have used our videos in class by the time they graduate. Learn more about that program here.
We're always on the lookout for new collaborators who want to tell their science story in an interesting way. Browse through our on-camera geeks, our board of directors, our production crew, and our example podcasts. Then, get in touch with us so that we can work together!
Rob Nelson Rob is one of the main biologists and hosts for Untamed Science. He is also the lead producer and principal director. Rob coordinates the podcasting efforts, world biomes site, biology portal and the filmmaking portal. He stars as an oncamera personality in many of the episodes of the new High school, middle grades and elementary BioAdventures DVDs that are being produced with Pearson Publishing... more on Rob
Haley Chamberlain Haley studied Bryophytes (mosses) in South Carolina. She also studied and worked as an actor in Minnesota. She is the series producer for our elementary series with Pearson Publishing. As an ecogeek Haley is passionate about finding creative and entertaining ways to tell our science stories. One of her new passions is directing the music program. As a host she works educating youth through both her on camera presence and her in school appearences more on Haley
Jonas Stenstrom: Jonas coordinates our current educational outreach efforts overseas. He coordinates the Expeditions pages, Biodiversity pages, and is the principal producer for the "Mendel" Chapters on genetics. He is the primary Dive Rite Ambassador contact, Save our Seas contact and is actively working to help promote Ocean Awareness with the Untamed Science team ... more on Jonas
Hazen Audel:Hazen is a native of Eastern Washington. He is an avid adventurer and currently works as a biology teacher and artist. Hazen is one of our oncamera host for the ecogeeks. He is also the star of the Mushrooms chapter video that will premiere with the BioAdventures Video Series that is coming out in the new Macaw books with Pearson Publishing ... more about Hazen
Suze Roots: Suze is a plant biologist. She recently completed a master's degree studying tropical woody vines (lianas) in Costa Rica and Panama through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Suze is also one of our writers, working to make the content scientifically accurate and fun for both students and teachers. Suze is the star of several of the new BioAdvenures Videos and Chemistry series ... more about Suze
Danni Washington Danni operates out of Florida where she works as a nature tour guide and a coordinator for art and the ocean projects (through her big blue and you campaign). Danni studied marine biology at the University of Miami and most of her outreach is dedicated to ocean conservation work. She appears in several of the high school, middle grades, and elementary BioAdventure videos ... more on Danni
The board of directors is composed of a diverse group of science educators that see the need for engaging videos about science topics for both primary and secondary education. Read about the board's mission.
The on-camera faces of Untamed Science are only a few of the many people that have made this site a success. Untamed Science is actually a science filmmaking production company. Thus, we would also like to note a few of the other key players involved in making Untamed Science what it is today.
The hosts of the Pearson Education, BioAdventures series wanted to give a feel for who they are in a quick video. These are a few of the out-takes from our 2010 series from Pearson Publishing