Meet the people of EarthView!
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
Cidalia 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.
Rosalie V. Sokol - EarthView Globelady
Rosalie Sokol is a geography teacher/consultant for the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance and the Public Engagement Coordinator for MyWonderfulWorld.org, an initiative of the National Geographic Society, created to increase the geographic literacy of American students. She is a retired geography teacher from the Tantasqua Regional School District in Sturbridge, MA. Currently she is the EarthView "Globelady" who teaches lessons about our world inside EarthView.
Ms. Sokol has lived in or visited Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, St. Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.
Bridgewater State University geography students are also essential members of the EarthView team. Known as “EarthView Wranglers,” a new pair of students is selected to work with EarthView each semester. They bring fresh perspectives as geography learners, and also help to keep the EarthView program running smoothly.