I am an environmental education researcher in the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. I conduct research on urban environmental education to help communities and schools foster civic engagement, equity, and sustainability. I share my research findings and other insights through global online courses for the professional development of environmental educators. In addition to research and teaching, I am an adviser for the Global Environmental Education Partnership and the first editor of Urban Environmental Education Review. I enjoy reading, writing, eating plant-based foods, being outdoors, and conversing with wise people.
E-STEM provides us with the tools to protect the environment while driving scientific advancements to meet global challenges. Teachers, educators, volunteers, and leaders in our field are welcome to take the "E-STEM Education" online course. Earn a Cornell University certificate.
Communities are a crucial part of environmental education, including in schools. Cornell and NAAEE invited several experts from the US and other countries to discuss how to strengthen community engagement in school-based environmental education. Panel materials (essays, slides, recordings) are available here.
In 2023, I taught our popular course "Environmental Education and Community Engagement."More than 800 environmental teachers and educators from 50 countries took this course. If you are interested to watch some webinars from this course, click here:
I regularly attend conferences, including the NAAEE conference and the World Environmental Education Congress. But it also makes me happy to participate in smaller conferences and meet local teachers and educators. During the recent AEOE conference in California, I ran into two outstanding educators: Blanca Hérnandez and José González, and we recorded this clip for a longer research interview.