Testimonials from Partners and Clients

“Kristen’s ability to grasp substantive science topics and translate them into developmentally appropriate curriculum materials for middle and high school students is very impressive.  Her ability to articulate concrete learning objectives made my job, measuring student outcomes, so much easier. Her collaborative work style also kept us moving toward our program goals in a timely manner. I would enjoy the chance to work with Kristen on any project she was involved with.”

~Anne E. Nicoll, Ph.D., Program Evaluation and Research Consultant

(Worked together at the University of Washington’s Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health)


“Kristen is highly organized and professional and a delight to work with. She is skilled at writing and collating information from a variety of sources into a coherent and engaging whole. She pays strong attention to detail but keeps her eye on the main goal — and maintains a sense of humor at the same time. I would work with her again anytime.”

~Polly Freeman, Independent Writer and Editor

(Worked together on multiple curriculum production projects)


“I had the opportunity to work with Kristen at UW as her graphic designer. She is detail oriented and is an exceptionally innovative educational writer. Her curriculum materials are delightful and informative. Kristen is a pleasure to work with and a complete professional.”

~Diane Tchakirides, Web/Graphic Designer

(Worked together at the University of Washington’s Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health)

About the Global Health Curriculum

“Adding Laughing Crow to your curriculum projects is an absolute *boon*. Kristen’s professionalism, creativity, positive can-do attitude and organizational structures will turn strong content into engaging and illustrative assets for your learning audiences!”

~Theresa Britschgi, BioQuest Director, Seattle BioMed


“Kristen is an absolute joy to work with. Not only are her results stellar, but she has the rare ability to smooth out glitches and unexpected situations in projects. She brought out the best in everyone involved and contributed solid, creative solutions, and ideas. I look forward to continued involvement with Kristen.”

~Nona Clifton, Program Officer, WGHAA

About the SPLASH! 2010 Summer Camp

“Splash 2010 has fostered the growth of not just citizen scientists, but also of young environmental advocates. I was most impressed by the way the students actively participated in the lectures, experiments, and field trips.  Splash 2010 was a great program that offered a crash course in environmental science. It introduced and discussed college level curriculum and offered something unique with its multimedia component. The program got students engaged in both science and their local community. I would like to see more programs like this available at the middle school and high school level.”

~Nicole Neumiller, Teacher, Asa Mercer Middle School

About the Urban Naturalists Summer Camp

“This has to be the best summer school program I have participated in. The curriculum was awesome! The themes for each week, activities every day, guest speakers, and field trips were interesting, relevant, informative, and fun for both the staff and students. I truly believe in and liked the overall theme of environmental science for the summer camp. Once again, I cannot express the enjoyment I got out of this program.”

~Shelley Vertucci, Middle School Teacher, Seattle Public Schools


“Your curriculum was very well laid out and developed.  I was truly impressed with it, and I have seen a lot of curriculum in my 13 years as a classroom science teacher.  Keep up the great work.”

~Steve Howard, Science Teacher, Edmonds School District

About the Environmental Health Fact Files: Lead & Asthma

“The LEAD Fact File, with lessons in the curricular areas of Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies, captivated and motivated my students to produce their best work. Chalk full of fascinating, relevant content, the Fact File is clearly top notch. Interested in a possible cause for the demise of the Roman Empire? Curious as to how a lock of Beethoven’s hair, candy, and folk remedies are related? Your kids will most certainly be as they learn important environmental health lessons using this stimulating, creative curriculum.”

~Bill McMurray, Science Teacher, Kellogg Middle School


“There is a lot of good information in this Fact File. The lessons are engaging and relevant.”

~Terri Harpster, Social Studies Teacher, Explorer Middle School

About the Path to Place Nature Journaling Workshops

“Thanks again for your enthusiastic, well-planned out and informative sessions that you conducted during our River of Words workshops.  Thanks also for your great hand-outs. I believe that we achieved our goal of having students use the natural environment of Wild Thyme Farm as an inspiration and catalyst for art and poetry. It was so nice to see how focused and engaged the students were.”

~Kathy Jacobson, Chehalis Basin Education Consortium


“Thank you so much for all the wonderful journaling activities! The kids had a great time.”

~Mrs. Alrich and Mrs. Klinger, River of Words Program