Liz King Salz » For the Love of Science

For the Love of Science

Welcome! This year, I will share my love of science with you, and I hope that you will love it, too! 
A little about me . . . .
I was born and raised in northern California and lived there until I was 26. I spent my childhood in the redwood forest and have always loved learning about the plants and animals around me.  Not surprisingly, I earned my bachelor's degree is in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. My love of the natural world lead me to become a docent for the Nature Conservancy when I moved to Oahu in 1993.   Before I decided to become a teacher, I spent two years as a park ranger in Thailand as a member of the Peace Corps. I received my Masters of Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and began my teaching career at Campbell High in the year 2000. Before I came to Olomana, I was teaching Physics at Mid-Pacific (MidPac). Along the way, I have held many jobs in many different fields, but the best one by far is the one I have now. I am excited and honored to be a member of Olomana's faculty. 
In retrospect, my life appears like a random walk - first this direction, then that, first this place, then another. But my steadfast love since small kid time has been the company of horses. Through persistence, determination, will power, and dumb luck, horses have been a constant presence in my life since I was three years old, even though I was not born into a "horsey" family. Now, I have the extraordinary good luck to teach  the Horsemanship Passion class at OYC.  I am super excited to be able to share my love of science and my love of horses with my students here at Olomana.