Nick Fordes is a science enthusiast who enjoys teaching, and communicating science. Nick recently graduated from the University of Idaho with an M.S. in Water Resources. His research involved creating a web-based participatory GIS application for use in watershed management. He has a true love for technology and appreciation for what web-based communications can do for promoting science and increasing science literacy. Nick most recently worked with the Council for Environmental Education, developing K-12 environmental science based curriculum. In his spare time, Nick enjoys biking the miles of bayous in Houston and making it to the coast to fish as often as he can. He has been known to use his scientific knowledge to put out a pretty mean brisket.
Having lived for several years in the Inland Northwest, I can say that one of the many natural beauties of the area is the night sky. On a clear night, the number of bright stars