Sarah Garlick describes herself as a rock climber, geology nerd, science writer, and designer of informal STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) learning experiences. She is the founder of GeoReach, an organization dedicated to science outreach and communication, and the author of two books: Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters: A Rock Climber’s Guide to Geology, winner of the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Award, and the National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America, released earlier this year. She was chosen as a Fellow for the National Science Foundation’s Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) over two consecutive year-long terms and she acted as science editor for the geological journal Rocky Mountain Geology for five years. Sarah is also an active rock and ice climber. She has established first ascents of rock walls in Greenland, the Middle East, and Newfoundland, and she’s scaled alpine routes in Patagonia, Peru, and the Canadian Rockies. She lives in North Conway, New Hampshire, and currently serves as the Director of Science Policy and Outreach for the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, the support arm of a long-term ecological study based in Woodstock, NH.
In 2013 Sarah curated a traveling panel exhibition, To the Extremes: The Geology of Adventure in the White Mountains, for the Museum. Recently Sarah curated the Museum’s second exhibition, Beyond Granite: The Geology of Adventure, which opened in March, 2014.