Menlo-Atherton Ecology Research Outdoors (MERO)
I founded the MERO science program in 2017 with my wife Ahzha McFadden, who was at the time a teacher at Menlo-Atherton High School. MERO is a free, after-school environmental education program for high school English Language Learners. Our unique year-round program engages students in real, hands-on ecological research in an outdoor setting. Through regular field trips and long-term mentorship, MERO program provides a fun and supportive community for underserved teens while helping them gain the academic, communication, and life skills needed to excel in high school and beyond.
Visit the MERO program website to learn more.
I regularly present guest lessons at local high schools. Example topics have included: