Maryland, USA, Partner
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Izolda Trakhtenberg's Enthralling Education, LLC is a new Maryland GLOBE Partner.
Affectionately called, "The Soil Lady," by students and colleagues, Izolda Trakhtenberg has worked in environmental education for over 20 years. Currently, she develops and conducts exciting science presentations for K-12 schools. These presentations range from soil science to air and water quality and beyond. Each presentation is tailored to the needs of students and teachers and will fit into their current curriculum. Trakhtenberg works directly with teachers to develop research projects and exciting science experiments that students can do either in the classroom or in the field. She also produces science education movies that help students understand crucial concepts in Earth Science. Her most recent film project for NASA, "Breathable: NASA Monitors Our Changing Air Quality" will be released in spring 2013.
Trakhtenberg also works as a NASA contractor and through that she works with the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) to develop project-based learning modules for use in Maryland schools.
Through her work with the GLOBE Program's former principal investigating scientist for soil characterization, Dr. Elissa Levine, Trakhtenberg helped develop the protocols and training methodology for the GLOBE Program's soil science protocols. She has trained the soils protocols at over seventy workshops both in the USA and internationally. Most recently, she trained soil protocols to partners at the last two GLOBE Program Annual Meetings. She is a certified trainer in all GLOBE protocols. She is also a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD and at Curry College, Boston, MA.
An award-winning educator, she is currently President of the science education company, Enthralling Education LLC, the Soil Lady, and a GLOBE soils Master Trainer.