Suzanne Pierre, PhD

Suzanne Pierre, PhD

Dr. Suzanne Pierre is a microbial ecologist, biogeochemist, and environmental science educator at the Exploratorium. As a CAELI member, Sue uses her background in research to inform her work supporting teachers as they incorporate hands-on, inquiry-rich experiences into their classrooms.

Suzanne's stories

Teaching Environmental Science with Social Justice at the Center

Science gives us critical clues to understanding the complex web of the natural world, how it works, and how we can embrace our role in it. That’s why Dr. Suzanne Pierre, a member of CAELI’s leadership council and environmental science educator at San Francisco’s Exploratorium Teacher Institute, believes curiosity and connection are the basis for understanding and action, especially on climate issues. In this Q&A, Sue shares her background as a microbial ecology researcher and woman of color, and how that informs her work to support teachers as they incorporate hands-on, inquiry-rich experiences into their classrooms.