Episode 3 with Dr. Stan Rullman

Our third episode of the Science Matters series featured Dr. Stan Rullman, Earthwatch's Science Director, who led us through a "Backyard Science" experience. Watch as Stan high fives bumblebees and practices his melodious bird calls and learn how you can get involved with science and nature from your backyard or in your community.



Dr. Stan Rullman
Research Director, Earthwatch

Stan Rullman has held the role of Research Director for Earthwatch since 2013. He has over 30 years of professional experience in conducting, supporting and managing wildlife research projects- international and domestic. Stan studied raptor and songbird ecology along Seattle’s urban-to-wildland gradient for his PhD research at the University of Washington. He enjoys working at the nexus between critical field research and transformative learning experiences, helping volunteers shift from seeing themselves as a passive observer of the natural world to an active participant in its preservation and stewardship, through participation in the engaging field research projects that Earthwatch supports.

Dr. Stan Rullman in the field
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