Splash Biography



NORA HEAPHY, ESP Teacher




Major: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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E3042: 20,000 Years of the New England Forest in Sprout Spring 18 (Feb. 17 - Mar. 03, 2018)
The ecosystems around us are thousands of years old, and they are constantly changing. What makes our forest here in New England unique? What does it mean to be an "invasive" plant? What will our forest look like in fifty years? In this class, we will speed through the past 20,000 years of New England history since the last Ice Age and explore how glaciers, Native American land use, and European colonization affected the plant communities that are able to survive here. We'll also discuss how our forests are currently changing because of climate change, and what can be done about this. If the weather is nice, we may go outside and look at some trees, so dress warmly!


E3054: The Art of Ornithology in Sprout Spring 18 (Feb. 17 - Mar. 03, 2018)
Parrots, herons, swallows, and more! Students will learn bird anatomy and how to draw different species of birds.


E2843: Intro to Irish Dancing in Sprout Fall 17 (Sep. 30 - Oct. 14, 2017)
From Riverdance to St. Patrick's Day parades, Irish dancing has spread across the world as both a fun social activity and an extremely competitive art form. In this class, we'll learn few simple steps, as well as some group dances and Ceilis. No dance experience required, but be ready to get out of your seat and jump around!