Speaker: Rick Crosslin
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Rick Crosslin

School Liaison for Science Learning
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis IN
46208 USA

Rick Crosslin, School Liaison for Science Learning at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and Science Teacher at MSD Wayne Township, has received numerous awards recognizing him as an outstanding classroom teacher. His awards include a 2005 Emmy DataCast Demonstration Technical Achievement PBS WFYI, 2004 Indiana University School of Education Distinguished Alumni, 2001 Christa McAuliffe Fellow, the 1999 Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Inc. Distinguished Service Award, the 1998 Milken National Educator Award, the 1997 Indiana Exemplary Teacher Network Award, finalist for the 1996 Indiana Teacher of the Year, the 1996 MSD Wayne Township Teacher of the Year, 1990 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, and the Interstate Mining Compact Commission 2008 National Mineral Educator award. He has 20 years experience with summer camps. He is currently the director for the Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana. He has taught grades 3, 4, 6 in Indiana and Cairo, Egypt and graduate courses for IUPUI. In addition, he has taught pre-school children at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, adolescent teens at the Indiana Department of Correction Boys’ School, and intergenerational classes at Oasis centers. He is the author of the monthly science section of the publication Inquisitive Kids, Mr. C the Scienceman where he shares his expertise and motto: This is science. Try it yourself! He is the host and creator of Indiana Expeditions a WFYI PBS science television program.

Rick will demonstrate Merging the physical and the virtual in science education. [Demonstration]