Bryce Johnson is a scientist-teacher with a background in environmental science and a love of inquiry and hands-on learning. He received a BS and an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a PhD in environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Bryce has worked as a scientist for the California Environmental Protection Agency on water quality issues in Northern California. As a postdoctoral fellow, he worked in a marine chemistry lab at Texas A&M University in Galveston. He also spent two years in India helping to launch the Science for Monks program.
Since joining the Exploratorium in 2010, Bryce has worked with teachers, artists, and exhibit developers on investigations of the San Francisco Bay, with an emphasis on the connection between humans and their impacts on aquatic environments. These investigations have led to new professional development workshops for middle- and high-school teachers and to several new exhibits. Bryce has also continued to lead workshops and programs in India that provide professional development for Tibetan monks, who are emerging as leaders of science education. He has taught them how to develop traveling exhibitions that share their unique perspective on Western science. He is currently a staff scientist at the Exploratorium.