Jack Ganse is an 8th grade Earth Science Teacher at Eldorado K-8 in Superior, Colorado, having helped open the school in August 2000. Mr. Ganse earned his Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and his Master's Degree in Atmospheric Science before completing his certification to teach Science in 1999. His science classroom is inquiry-based, using hands-on activities, authentic scientific tools and experiences, and real-time data and information to provide students with an environment to question, explore, and understand our planet and beyond. As part of his professional development, Mr. Ganse has participated in partnerships between the Boulder Valley School District and research organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Mr. Ganse holds membership in several organizations dedicated to science and education including the National Science Teachers Association, the Phi Delta Kappa Education Honor Society, the Planetary Society, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the National Geographic Society, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.