For Faith Brynie, traveling to the Galapagos Islands to tread in the footsteps of Darwin was a dream come true. "My husband and I have traveled to many countries," she says, "and our travels are always enriched by our love of science."
Brynie, who specializes in writing about science and health, is the author of 25 books currently in circulation. They include science activity books for children, science fair project books for children and their parents, and her popular 101 Questions series. Her latest book, Brain Sense, was released by Amacom in 2009.
She holds a Ph.D. in science education (curriculum and instruction) from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She worked for many years as a writer and project director for the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) in Boulder, where she wrote and developed textbooks, films, slide packages, educational magazines, and other types of learning materials.
Brynie (formerly Faith Hickman) also served as Director of the BSCS Center for Education in Human and Medical Genetics. In that capacity, she directed projects supported by more than $1 million in grants from public and private sources.