Spring 2021


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION (link to word document)

Please contact Kevin Bonine or Bernadette Olson with questions about this Fellows program.


FLYER with information about applying. Please submit Letters of Interest by Wed 08 April 2021.

Information Session Video from 26 March 2021 (transcript)


Overview of Available Biosphere 2 Resources and Opportunities (PDF or Word)



Director of Biosphere 2 Faculty Innovative Teaching Fellows program - Kevin Bonine is a UArizona faculty member and serves as Director of Education at Biosphere 2 and Director for Education for AIR - Arizona Institutes for Resilience (the re-envisioned and re-launched UA Institute of the Environment). He believes in the power of effective education and environmental protection to improve the quality of life for all. In practice, this includes connecting across silos, boundaries, and disciplines while engaging students in immersive, experiential opportunities. UArizona courses he has taught include Herpetology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Biology, Introductory Organismal Biology (ECOL182), Vertebrate Physiology, and field courses in the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) and Sonoran Desert Sky Island Region (Arizona & Sonora, Mexico). At Biosphere 2, he helps design learning experiences for 100,000 annual visitors and 10,000 K-12 school children, offers teacher professional development, and facilitates residential research internships. Kevin is on the board of trustees of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and enjoys studying Gila monsters in his spare time. His degrees: BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; BA, Economics; MS, Zoology; PhD, Evolutionary Physiology.