My current research includes the teaching and learning of ecological concepts, development of environmental perceptions and actions, curriculum development, and teacher preparation. I am Director of the Earth Education Research and Evaluation (EERE) Team, which conducts research on children’s ecological understandings, environmental perceptions, and environmental actions and provides evaluation services to centers and schools offering educational programs related to the environment. The EERE Team has conducted projects throughout the United States and in Australia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Spain. As International Program Coordinator for The Institute for Earth Education (IEE), I oversee the development and implementation of these programs and lead sessions on earth education around the world. IEE is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization that develops and disseminates earth education programs that are designed to help people live more harmoniously and joyously with the natural world. Several earth education programs, including Earthkeepers, Sunship Earth, Sunship III, Lost Treasures, and Rangers of the Earth, are being offered at dozens of centers in Australia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States.
PhD, Educational Psychology, University of New Mexico, 1998