Teacher Friends Team Up to Create Science Outside
Jay, Heidi, and Chris Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL (2019)
It was fall 2004 and Green Day was at the top of their game again with the hit song Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Jay had just been hired at West Morris Central High School in Chester, NJ to teach physics and environmental science. Being new to the district, Jay was assigned a science department mentor, Mr. Christopher Kling. From that day forward, Jay and Chris developed an excellent working relationship and became close friends.
In 2015, Chris was promoted to science supervisor of the district, and in 2016, Jay moved to Florida with his wife and kids. Chris works with teachers and students to provide high-quality science instruction to students in his home school district, and supports the National Math and Science Initiative as a teacher, mentor, and content creator. Jay continues to tutor math and science while creating science and engineering oriented DIY YouTube videos.
It was only natural that the two teamed up to create Science Outside!