Welcome To Nerdling Science

Treking to the Top
Molecular Biology at Princeton University
About Queen Nerdling
Greetings my name is Heidi Butcher aka "The Queen Nerdling" as my students call me.  I am an AP biology and AP Environmental science teacher at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena Texas.  I am the sponsor of our National Honor Society, director of Academic UIL, new teacher mentor, AP Global Challenge sponsor, run the Science Academic Pals after school tutorial program, and I coach the science, computer science, and computer applications teams. 
    When I am not working on something with my nerdlings (which isn't very often) I enjoy kickboxing and karate, attending various professional developments, as well as having awesome adventures in the great outdoors.  In the past few years I have earned my 2nd degree black belt, climbed the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, attended a two-week molecular biology course at Princeton University, and numerous week long AP biology trainings at Rice University.  My latest adventure will take place this summer.  I will be spending six weeks on a research team based out of Kaikoura New Zealand tagging Dusky Dolphins.  

This photo was taken during my trek to the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska
Skippering the Kiko Rangi research vessel in Kaikoura, New Zealand while working as part of the Dusky Dolphin Research Team.
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