Tyler Sawyer


Marine Biology and Astronomy

Room 225
480-545-3100x6782 (voicemail)



Marine Biology will address the history and physical characteristics of the ocean. Topics will include bathymetry, sea floor spreading, life cycle of an island, winds and the Coriolis effect, water chemistry and salinity. Other areas of focus will include the ecology of ocean zones and communities. Organisms will be explored through microscopy, dissection, and modeling.
Astronomy will address the history, content, and evolution of the solar system and the universe in general. Curriculum includes planets, moons, the Sun, comets, stars and star formation, galaxies, cosmology, and the possibility of life on other planets. Astronomical observations and exercises are designed to familiarize students with the sky, telescopes, and methods used in astronomy.

About Me


I'm originally from Arizona, I've lived here my entire life.  I attended ASU for my Bachelor's and Master's degree.  At ASU, I earned a BAE in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Biology, and a MS in Biology, focusing on Limnology and Oceanography.

This is my sixth year at Campo Verde, and I could not be more excited.  In addition to teaching High School, I have also been teaching with Rio Salado College for the past eight years.

At CV, I've taught a range of science classes, including: Biology, Honors Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, and Astronomy.

Away from work, I enjoy outdoor activities such as astronomy, hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, boogie boarding, and other related activities.  I also enjoy landscaping, gardening, and horticulture.


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