About the NatureWater Lesson Plan Writer
Diane Higgins, M.A.
Diane Higgins is an educator and writer who specializes in developing classroom and community materials that explain watershed functions and fish habitat needs. In 1988, she wrote "California's Salmon and Steelhead: Our Valuable Natural Heritage", a curriculum guide for grades K-6, which is widely used in California and neighboring states. She developed the K-12th grade Klamath River Educational Program between 1989 through 1994, with the support of the Klamath River Basin Fisheries Restoration Program and funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Diane is closely involved with the Salmon and Trout in the Classroom Program, and in 1996 she wrote "Salmon and Trout Go To School" - An Instruction Manual for Hatching Salmon and Trout Eggs in Classroom Aquarium-Incubators for the California Department of Fish and Game and the Humboldt Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. She is currently developing portions of the Klamath Resource Information System, a database and GIS for resource managers. She holds a B.A. in Physical Sciences from U.C. Berkeley, a M.A. in Education from Humboldt State University, and California teaching credentials for multiple subjects and physical sciences. She lives with her fisheries biologist husband and two cats in the fog belt of California's north coast.