Heather McArdle is an award-winning geosciences teacher and author. Heather has created and teaches a dual-enrollment college physical geology course that enables high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to jumpstart their own geoscience careers, while earning college credits through the S.U.N.Y. system. Heather secured her Bachelor of Science dual degree in geology and secondary science education from S.U.N.Y. Oneonta and a master’s degree in secondary science education with an emphasis in geology, from Syracuse University. She has taught high school and college-age students in fields of geoscience for more than 18 years. Having authored professional papers in publications that include The Science Teacher, The Journal of Geoscience Education and The Science Education Review, Heather has also published three geoscience lab manuals, worked with Flinn Scientific, Inc. to create and produce three geoscience kits, and has created the Living the Earth Sciences web page. She was recognized as Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (Eastern Section) by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, and recipient of the Frey-Scientific Excellence in HS Inquiry-based Science Teaching by The National Science Teachers Association National 2014 Teacher of the Year by The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation and was most recently named an Alumni of Distinction in 2015 by The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association. Heather lives in Ossining, NY.