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04/21/2018

Congratulations to Anna Lee! Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service awarded her the Kennedy-Diamond Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Learning and Research in recognition for her dedication to community-engaged research, teaching, and service.

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03/21/2018

Prof. Nicole Ardoin talks about “Learning from the Outdoors” on StanfordRadio interview on SiriusXM interview by Dean Dan Schwartz of the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Dr. Denise Pope of Challenge Success.

01/01/2018

Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment selected lab member Indira Phukan as a Rising Environmental Leaders Fellow. Congratulations, Indira!

01/01/2018

Nicole Ardoin was named the Acting Director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (EIPER)

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12/04/2017

Prof. Nicole Ardoin was one of two keynote speakers at the 2017 Fuller Symposium, with this year’s theme being, “The Nature of Change: The science of influencing behavior.”

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09/26/2017

Prof. Nicole Ardoin was a symposium speaker at the Inaugural Research Symposium of the World Environmental Education Congress, held in Vancouver, BC. Prof. Ardoin’s focus during the symposium was on connecting research and practice. See overview of pre-readings provided to researcher participants.

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09/24/2017

As part of NAAEE and EPA’s ee360 initiative, the Ardoin Social Ecology Lab hosted a Research/Practice Design-Thinking Workshop at Stanford’s d.school.

06/12/2017

Prof. Nicole Ardoin named as an Osher Fellow at the Exploratorium.

06/08/2017

Congratulations to Dan Reineman, whose exemplary work with the Wrigley Field Program in Hawai'i won him the Walter J. Gores Award, the university's highest teaching honor! And huge congratulations to Dan on his new position as assistant professor in the Environmental Science and Resource Management program at California State University Channel Islands.

06/07/2017

Congratulations to KC Busch, who begins a position as an assistant professor of STEM education at North Carolina State University! Read more about KC’s work and the Leadership in Public Science Cluster.

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06/01/2017

Working with the Blue Sky Funders Forum, Prof. Nicole Ardoin and Dr. Kathleen O’Connor offered an interactive learning series of webinars for environmental and conservation funders. Topics included the relationship of research and evaluation, grantmaking strategies and processes, and growing impact. More information available here.

4/20/2017

In honor of Earth Day, Prof. Nicole Ardoin joined panel including Prof. Tony Barnowsky, director of Jasper Ridge and UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus, and French filmmaker Cyril Dion for Stanford screening of Tomorrow.

10/21/2016

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) honored Prof. Nicole Ardoin with their “Outstanding Contributions to Research in Environmental Education” award.

10/20/2016

Prof. Nicole Ardoin’s team is an institutional partner—along with 11 NGOs, universities, and federal agencies—in ee360, the US EPA’s newly awarded capacity building grant for environmental education professionals.

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09/21/2016

Prof. Nicole Ardoin and colleagues awarded a $1.75mm NSF Coastal SEES Grant to study climate change and coast redwood resilience. Nicole’s team, including lab member Lauren Oakes, will focus on attitudes and behaviors of redwood park visitors and local residents.

09/15/2016

In recognition of their commitment to community-engaged research and service, lab members Jenna Forsyth, Shannon Switzer, Jose Urteaga, and Lynne Zummo have been selected as part of the 2016-2017 Haas Center Graduate Public Service Fellows cohort. Congratulations!

09/01/2016

Prof. Nicole Ardoin named Academic Affiliate at the Center for Responsible Travel.

08/30/2016

Congratulations to Dr. Dan Reineman, who has been hired as a lecturer on the Educational Initiatives team in Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences (SE3). His focus will be on developing new, innovative undergraduate courses for SE3 and continuing to teach in SE3’s Wrigley Program in Hawai’i.

07/11/2016

Study on energy behavior of Girl Scouts and their families published in Nature Energy receives attention from the press, including the Washington Post, LA Times, and Scientific American.

07/07/2016

Research on travel philanthropy highlighted in coastal conservation publication "Pulling at the Heartstrings Loosens the Purse Strings"

06/12/2016

Congratulations to Social Ecology PhD graduates: In the Graduate School of Education, KC Busch and Kathleen O’Connor, and in EIPER, Nik Sawe, Aaron Strong, and Michael Ovadia. Best wishes to each of you!

06/09/2016

End-of-year gathering for the Social Ecology Lab included celebrations for numerous PhD graduates and launching for postdocs to new positions.

06/01/2016

Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen O’Connor who defended her dissertation titled, “Exploring Environmental Identities: A qualitative study of children’s and youth’s reflections on residential environmental education experiences.” She will be a postdoctoral scholar with NatureBridge (www.naturebridge.org), where she will focus on socio-emotional learning within residential, field-based environmental science education.

05/27/2016

Aaron Strong defended his dissertation titled, “Knowledge to Action in the Anthropocene: Understanding and managing biogeochemical cycles under anthropogenic global change.” He begins a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences in fall 2016. Congratulations, Dr. Strong!

05/24/2016

Congratulations to Dr. K.C. Busch! She defended her dissertation titled, “The Framing of Climate Change in School Science” and will be beginning a postdoctoral fellowship in the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

05/15/2016

Congratulations to Dr. Carly Sponarski, postdoctoral scholar, who will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine’s department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, starting in fall 2016.

05/10/2016

Prof. Nicole Ardoin interviewed Bill Nye during the Graduate School of Education’s annual Cubberley Lecture; Nye urges mass mobilization and action on climate change.

02/16/2016

Briefing report released from NSF and Wellcome Trust project on the long-term effects of science learning in zoos and aquariums. Nicole Ardoin is co-PI along with colleagues from WCS, ZSL, and Lancaster University.

01/08/2016
Lab members and GSE PhD student Indira Phukan and ICE master’s student Rachel Tripathy’s writing on using art-based embedded assessment is featured on the American Evaluation Association (AEA) 365 blog
12/02/2015

Anna Lee, Carly Sponarski, and Nicole Ardoin organized the Woods Institute’s Young Environmental Scholars Conference for more than 80 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from around campus: https://woods.stanford.edu/news-events/news/fostering-interdisciplinary-...

12/14/2015

Postdoctoral Scholar Carly Sponarski has been selected as part of the 2016 Woods Rising Environmental Leaders cohort: https://woods.stanford.edu/news-events/news/stanfords-rising-environment...

12/04/2015

Congratulations to Dr. Nik Sawe, who successfully defended his dissertation titled, “The Neuroeconomics of Environmental Decision-Making: Individual Differences and Behavior.” He will be continuing his work on environmental decisionmaking and behavior as a postdoctoral scholar at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center.

12/01/2015

Environmental Education Research Bulletin #6 (July-December 2014), a collaborative project with ChangeScale, NatureBridge, and Dr. Nicole Ardoin, is available to download. The Research Bulletins summarize recently reported research of interest to environmental educators. All issues of the Environmental Education Research Bulletins are available on the ChangeScale website: http://changescale.org/resources-2/research-to-practice/

11/23/2015

Research on climate change-related language in California textbooks, published in Environmental Education Research, by lab member KC Busch and alum Diego Roma has been highlighted in numerous press outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Guardian. 

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11/18/2015

Nicole Ardoin’s environmental education course highlighted on Stanford’s Teaching Commons website:  https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/teaching-talk/students-link-between...

11/04/2015

Download Environmental Education Research Bulletin #5 (January-June 2013), a collaborative project with ChangeScale, NatureBridge, and Dr. Nicole Ardoin at Stanford University. The Research Bulletins synthesize and summarize recently reported research from journals focused on issues pertaining to environmental educators. All issues of the Environmental Education Research Bulletins are available from the ChangeScale website: http://changescale.org/resources-2/research-to-practice/. 

10/20/2015

​Prof. Nicole Ardoin was a keynote speaker at the Research Symposium of the North American Association for Environmental Education’s Annual Conference.

10/19/2015

Lauren Oakes’s work, which uses an integrated social-ecological systems approach, discusses how climate change may require rethinking protected areas management. Her work was published in a Biological Conservation article, co-authored with Nicole Ardoin and others, and highlighted in numerous news articles, including Phys.org.

10/14/2015

Prof. Nicole Ardoin was interviewed about environmental education and the NAAEE Conference in San Diego by the local NPR affiliate.

09/30/2015

Congratulations to Dr. Rachelle Gould on her new position at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School and Environmental Program! 

08/18/2015

Becky Niemiec, Indira Phukan and Anna Lee were selected as Haas Graduate Public Service Fellows for 2015-2016. Congratulations, Becky, Indira and Anna!

 

08/14/2015

Congratulations to Dr. Dan Reineman, who successfully defended his dissertation titled, “The Human Dimensions of Wave Resource Management in California.” He will be continuing his work on coastal connections and natural resource management as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West.

08/10/2015

Congratulations to Graduate School of Education PhD graduates Matt Biggar and Rebecah Davis; and EIPER PhD graduates Amanda Cravens, Lauren Oakes, Dan Reineman, and Nicola Ulibarri. Best wishes to each of you!

06/01/2015

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Biggar! Matt defended his dissertation, titled:  Everyday Life Behaviors and the Environment: The role of conditions, human needs, and learning in personal transportation choices.

05/21/2015

In recognition of her innovative and interdisciplinary work on climate change education, KC Busch was awarded a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF). Congratulations, KC!

03/04/2015

Lauren Oakes defended her dissertation titled, Forest communities in a changing climate: social and ecological responses to yellow-cedar decline in the Alexander Archipelago, Alaska. Congratulations, Dr. Oakes!

02/28/2015

Nicola Ulibarri defended her dissertation titled, Collaborating for People and Nature: Assessing the Impacts of Collaborative Governance in Federal Hydropower Licensing. Congratulations, Dr. Ulibarri!

9/16/2014

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecah Davis! She defended her dissertation titled, “Does Knowledge Matter? An investigation of the relationship between mental models of climate change and proenvironmental behaviors.”

12/02/2014

Nicole Ardoin (Co-PI) and colleagues Brian Johnson (PI, Bronx Zoo), Sarah Thomas (Co-PI, Zoological Society of London), and Murray Saunders (Co-PI, Lancaster University) were awarded an NSF Science Learning+ grant for their project on Investigating the Long-Term Impacts of Science Learning at Zoos and Aquariums (information available at: http://nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133508&org=NSF&from=news).

12/02/2014

Jenn Thomsen, postdoctoral scholar in the Social Ecology Lab, was selected as part of the Stanford Woods Institute’s Rising Environmental Leaders 2014-2015 Program Cohort. Congratulations, Jenn!

10/11/2014

Nicole Ardoin was awarded the Executive Director’s Award from the North American Association for Environmental Education for her service to the association.

07/23/2014

Handbook for program officers and grantees, authored by CR Hibbs, visiting scholar in the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, was published; Nicole Ardoin is the PI and Kathleen O’Connor worked as a research assistant on this Hewlett Foundation-funded project.

06/25/2014

Lab member Nicola Ulibarri was awarded the 2014 Goldsmith Writing Award in Dispute Resolution from the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation at the Stanford Law School for her article titled, “Collaboration in Federal Hydropower Licensing: Impacts on process, outputs, outcomes.” The article will be published in Public Performance and Management Review.

06/23/2014

Amanda Cravens defended her dissertation titled, Evaluating software in environmental conflict resolution: The role of MarineMap in coastal planning and decision making in California. Congratulations, Dr. Cravens!

06/14/2014

Congratulations to PhD graduates Heather Lukacs (EIPER) and Kathayoon Khalil (GSE), as well as all of the other Stanford University graduates!

06/03/2014

Kathayoon Khalil successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Social Learning Systems in Zoo and Aquarium Education: Networks and communities of practice.” In September she will be starting a new position as the Director of Evaluation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Congratulations, Dr. Khalil!

03/14/2014

Heather Lukacs completed her dissertation on Community-Based Watershed Restoration in Appalachia. Congratulations, Dr. Lukacs!

12/06/2013

Noa Lincoln completed his dissertation titled, The Ethno-agroecology of the Kona Field System in Hawaii: Co-evolution of Environment, Agricultural Practice, and Society. Congratulations, Dr. Lincoln!

11/06/2013

Lab member Dan Reineman (EIPER) was awarded a Goldman Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship through the Woods Institute for the Environment for his dissertation research, titled “Californians and the Coast: The role of access.”

10/11/2013

Environmental Education: A Brief Guide for U.S. Grantmakers produced in collaboration with the Cedar Tree Foundation, NAAEE, Woods Institute for the Environment, and the EE Collaborative and written by Prof. Ardoin was shared at the Blue Sky Funders Forum in Baltimore, MD.

08/23/2013

Lab Member Amanda Cravens was awarded the 2013 Goldsmith Writing Prize in Conflict Resolution from the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation for her forthcoming article titled “Needs Before Tools: Using Technology in Environmental Conflict Resolution,” being published in Conflict Resolution Quarterly.

06/27/2013

Lab Members Marilyn Cornelius, Rachelle Gould, and Mehana Vaughan receive E-IPER PhD degrees in June 2013 commencement ceremony; Lauren Oakes and Dan Reineman receive awards for mentoring (Oakes) and teaching (Reineman)

06/26/2013

Lab Member Dan Reineman receives 2013 Centennial Teaching Assistant Award

06/25/2013

Hannah Rich, advised by Prof. Ardoin, receives Firestone Award for outstanding honors thesis, “Seeding Survival: The Value of School Gardens in Under-Resourced Communities in Cape Town”

06/25/2013

Social Ecology Lab Members Dan Reineman and Aaron Strong selected as Haas Graduate Public Service (GPS) Fellows for 2013-2014

06/24/2013

Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE) curriculum, developed by Prof. Ardoin (GSE/Woods), Prof. Tom Robinson (Med School), postdoctoral researcher Dr. Hilary Boudet (now at Oregon State), Dr. Carrie Armel (Precourt Energy Efficiency Center), Dr. June Flora (H-STAR), and lab members Kathayoon Khalil and Kathleen O’Connor, along with research team (pictured), is available online:

04/10/2013

Winter 2012/2013 Environmental Education Research Bulletin

01/19/2013

Social Ecology Lab Member Rachelle Gould’s dissertation work on forest restoration and Hawaiian upland forests shared through community-based performance of hula, music, and spoken word

10/18/2012

Social Ecology Lab Member Rachelle Gould selected as a Haas Public Service Fellow

07/23/2012

Summer 2012 Environmental Education Research Bulletin

07/17/2012

Social Ecology Lab Member Noa Lincoln selected as a Switzer Fellow

06/09/2012

Nicole Ardoin speaks at the NSF National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center’s Inaugural Conference on Synthesis Education

10/25/2012

Nicole Ardoin’s work with the Woods Institute’s Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Teaching model highlighted

03/02/2012

Social Ecology Lab Member Noa Lincoln’s work highlighted in Hawaiian Airlines magazine:

03/01/2012

Winter 2011/2012 Environmental Education Research Bulletin

02/20/2012

Lab members Kathayoon Khalil and Noa Lincoln selected as 2011-2012 Haas Center Graduate Public Service Fellows

02/10/2012

Lab members Rachelle Gould, Diego Roman, and Nicola Ulibarri participated in the Woods Institute for the Environment’s DCBootcamp program over Spring Break 2012

02/01/2012

Nicole Ardoin selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Women’s Voice and Influence Program of the Clayman Institute for Gender Studies (2011-2012)

01/20/2012

Nicole Ardoin and lab members Amanda Cravens, Lauren Oakes, and Nicola Ulibarri highlighted in the Stanford Alumni Magazine cover article on Sophomore College course on Water in the West as Seen from a Raft in the Grand Canyon

01/15/2012

Nicole Ardoin quoted in article about National Park Service expanding reach into STEM in Education Week

12/15/2011

Nicole Ardoin quoted in article about using national parks as climate change education grounds in Scientific American

11/11/2011

Nicole Ardoin served as faculty lead on interdisciplinary course on Mountain Lions of Jasper Ridge

10/15/2011

Nicole Ardoin served as faculty lead and lab member Dan Reineman participated in interdisciplinary problem-solving course on stormwater runoff in Pacific Grove

09/01/2011

Summer 2011 Environmental Education Research Bulletin

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