"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
Dr. Seuss from The Lorax
As you can tell from the blog name, I’m a mom. I have three kids, two home-made and one adopted. Our family lives in the town of Vienna Virginia, outside Washington DC. Our house is full of animals (3 dogs, 2 leopard geckos, a guinea pig, a hive full of honeybees, and many fish), and it’s surrounded by gardens (both butterfly gardens and vegetable gardens). For the past 25 years, I've worked in the environmental field, for the federal government, private contractors, and in education. I've spent a lot of time teaching about science and the environment -- I've taught children in after-school science programs, adults in environmental compliance at work, and kids and adults as a volunteer at the National Zoo. I’m currently a professor at two of the local colleges (Northern VA Community College, VA Tech), where I teach courses in biology, ecology, and natural resources. My other favorite activities are photography (you'll see my photos throughout the website) and dance -- I've danced all my life, and taught adults and children for over 17 years.
|Desiree with her hero, the Lorax|