Britt Crow-Miller

Dr. Britt Crow-Miller teaches classes in the Departments of Environmental Conservation and Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Before arriving at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Britt Crow-Miller worked in the science field in China and on the West Coast of the United States.

Dr. Crow-Miller was raised in New York and now lives in Amherst with her three young children.

Along with illustrator Bruno Valasse, Britt recently completed a science book for elementary and middle school-aged kids called World of Rot. It looks at different fungi, bacteria, worms, and insects that help break down naturally discarded material, such as leaves, into smaller particles that create a new compound. A compound is something made in nature that is a mixture of multiple things. Examples of compounds include sugars, proteins, and vitamins.

She has an interest in everything from beekeeping to hiking. Walking is her favored form of transportation.

She is the founder of City Wild, a nonprofit organization for youth ages 11 through 18 based in Western Massachusetts whose mission is to inspire curiosity about nature through fun activities, firsthand exploration, and learning for both kids and their families.

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• CityWild Website