Will Boyd

Boyd_william_pic_2016 Will Boyd lives in the Palouse region of North Idaho with his wife Liz, five sons, and one daughter. Mr. Boyd grew up near the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he earned a B.S. in Biology (2000) and minors in Chemistry and Conservation Biology. Through his undergraduate years he participated in numerous biological field studies in fun places like the Bering Sea, Alaska’s North Slope, Western North Carolina, Minnesota, Central Wisconsin, and the Cuyahoga River Valley of Ohio. He also interned for the Smithsonian’s Conservation Research Center, where he led an effort studying giant eland reproduction and spent a season caring for and studying wallabies, kangaroos, and other marsupials at the Macquarie University Marsupial Fauna Park near Sydney, Australia. Mr. Boyd has worked in science education since 1999 in various capacities including: as the Education Director of a public lands advocacy organization, Science Chair and teacher at Montrose Christian Academy in Moscow, ID, Zoology lab instructor and Ornithology/Herpetology teaching assistant at North Carolina State University, and as Natural Resources instructor at the University of Idaho. He earned a Secondary Science teaching endorsement and M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho (2013). Will most recently worked as the 4-H Science Extension Associate at the University of Idaho, where he coordinated K-12 STEM education programs throughout the state. He is the founder and board president of the Homeschool Institute of Science (HIS, Inc.) and he absolutely loves encouraging and inspiring those around him to explore God’s marvelously complex Creation!