Dr. L.S. Gardiner is a science writer, illustrator, and leads K-12 education projects at the UCAR Center for Science Education. She creates educational experiences about weather and climate for blogs, websites, museum exhibits, interactives, classroom activities, and books.
Once upon a time, science research led her to Bahamian islands where she studied how clams and snails lived amidst wild changes in climate and sea level about 120,000 years ago. She holds a PhD in geology (paleoecology) from the University of Georgia, a BA in geology and marine science from Smith College, and an MFA in narrative nonfiction writing from Goucher College.