• Mr. Chapman was born among the dunes of Lake Michigan.

    B.S. degree in Biology and Education - Michigan State University/ Lyman Briggs College

    M.S. degree in Biology - Michigan State University

    Additional teaching experience and certification: chemistry, earth sciences, health education, all sciences, government, all social studies, home economics

    Active in American Meteorological Society; chaired a natitonal AMS Board; regional leader of AMS education programs for teachers.

    Extensive involvement in Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Education;  Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association

    Active member of Michigan Science Teachers Association, National Earth Science Teachers  Assocaiton, National Science Teachers Association, others

    Co-lead Great Lakes/Shiga Japan water science field program for high school students

    Created the LIMNO program at Lake Lansing - engaging students in  limnological studies

    Science Teacher of the Years Awards from the Michigan Science Teachers Association, the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association, Michigan State University's College of Natural Science. Developed a dynamic river model used across the United States lead to a national award from the Association of State Floodplain Managers. 

    Advises students working in the Okemos High School greenhouse and two clubs: Earth Club (an environmental club) and the Oceanography/Meteorology Club. See other pages linked to this site for details about those activities.