Project EarthView Team
Dr. Vernon Domingo - EarthView Coordinator
Dr. Domingo is an emeritus professor of geography at Bridgewater State University where he teaches human and physical geography. He is a co-coordinator of the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance and is a frequent presenter of in-service professional development programs for teachers. He is also director of (SEMAGNET) Southeast Massachusetts Geography Network, a teacher resource project that aims to enhance geography teaching and learning in our schools through teacher workshops and geography fairs. Dr. Domingo has visited or lived in Antigua, the Bahamas, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, France, French Guyana, Germany, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Africa, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Suriname, Swaziland, Turks & Caicos, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan - EarthView Coordinator
Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan has been teaching environmental geography and the geography of Latin America at Bridgewater State University since 1997, after ten years of university-level teaching in Ohio, Arizona, and Texas. He enjoys using coffee, chocolate, and tea as examples of the extraordinary geography of ordinary things. He is frequently invited to teach audiences of all ages about the people and lands connected to these products. Dr. Hayes-Bohanan believes in learning with his students in the classroom and in the field, whether on campus or as far away as the coffeelands of Nicaragua or the Amazon rain forest of Brazil. Dr. Hayes-Bohanan has visited or lived in Brazil, Canada, Cabo Verde, Cuba, Guatemala, Hungary, Jamaica, Jordan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Romania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Cidalia Pina - Geography Educator, Project EarthView
Mrs. Cidalia Pina has a background in Art, Horticulture and Nature sciences with a focus on Ecology. She has spent years writing lesson plans for local schools and as a naturalist working with local area museums developing curriculum and programs that enrich students in the areas of art, geography, earth science, and our natural world. During her time as a volunteer parent, PTA member, and school citizen creating annual Earth Day events, she discovered the Earth Balloon as a unique portable classroom to share geography education. After inviting Earth Adventure to visit her school district, she worked to facilitate the Earth Adventure program to schools in New England. This involvement and need to master geographic learning developed into a desire to pursue a degree at BSU in Geography. Cidalia is a geographer with a passion for art, or an artist with a passion for geography. Either way, she spends much of her time encouraging the worlds of science and art, intersecting the two as a platform for engaging children and getting them excited about learning. Cidalia is a local artist, working with variety of mediums and owns a small business providing instruction and opportunities for her community. She has a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Bridgewater State University with a Studio Art minor. When she’s not working, Cidalia teaches and volunteers in Middleboro public schools, where her 4 children are students. Her focus continues to be art and science with an interest in connecting the two areas of study and promoting the need for strong STEM or STEAM education.
Kevin Bean - Geography Educator, Project EarthView
Kevin Bean is a graduate of Bridgewater State's Geography program and is pursuing advanced degrees at the University of Massachusetts in the same field. He has been with Project EarthView since 2013, first as a volunteer and eventually working his way up to a Geography Educator and has enjoyed every minute of it! Kevin has visited on lived in: Canada, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
Project EarthView Interns
Bridgewater State University students are also essential members of the EarthView team. New students are selected to work with Project EarthView each semester. They bring fresh perspectives as geography and education majors, and also help to keep the EarthView program running smoothly.