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Faculty & Staff Profile

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Titles: Biology Teacher, Coordinator of Climate Studies
Degrees: BA, Biology, Lewis and Clark College
MS, Biology/Ecology, Utah State University
Phone Numbers:
School: 801-355-7494

Robert joined the Rowland Hall faculty in 2005. He has a BA in biology from Lewis & Clark College and an MS in biology/ecology from Utah State University. Prior to coming to Rowland Hall, Robert studied migratory birds and taught biology at Utah State University and Westminster College. He continues his work with migratory birds, and his classes participate in eBird, a citizen science program from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. In 2010, Robert was one of 24 educators from around the country sent by Toyota Motors to the Galápagos Islands. In 2016, he joined a team of scientists and educators to study climate change in Denali National Park. Robert collaborated with the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah to promote and develop an evolution unit. Robert is a partner with the APPLES climate science and education team based at UC Davis. Robert also serves as a science advisor to Utah Open Lands, Summit Land Conservancy, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake Audubon, and various environmental consultants.

As coordinator of climate studies, Robert has created a climate science class in the Upper School with an emphasis on independent climate research and climate action for students. Students contributed to a successful application to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) urban heat mapping initiative.

In May 2022, Robert was a writer-in-residence at the Ernest and Mary Hemingway House and Preserve in Ketchum, Idaho. A story about that experience, House of Light, which was composed by Robert and Marketing Content Associate Ashley Atwood, won Gold in the "Magazine Writing" category of the 2022 InspirED Brilliance Awards.

Robert was the recipient of the Upper School's 2017 Sumner Family Excellence in Teaching Award.

Read more about Rob Wilson in Fine Print, the magazine of Rowland Hall

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