ChangeScale and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) have collaborated with researchers at Stanford University to create this 13th issue of the Environmental Education Research Bulletin (EERB). Talented environmental educators are working with communities, using hands-on strategies, and making critical links that help enhance environmental awareness, build skills, and support informed action. Yet many of those committed professionals lack the time to keep up on the latest research, which may provide insight into how to improve the effectiveness of their work. We hope these Research Bulletins can help bridge the research-to- practice gap by summarizing recently reported research and helping practitioners use the results to enhance their programs.
This issue includes synopses of peer-reviewed journal articles that are particularly relevant for frontline environmental education practitioners. We reviewed issues (published between January and June 2017) of a number of environmental education-related journals, including The Journal of Environmental Education, Environmental Education Research, Applied Environmental Education & Communication, Journal of Experiential Education, International Journal of Science Education, Science Education, and Visitor Studies.
If you are interested in this research-and-practice interface, we encourage you to participate in the research and evaluation discussion on eePRO, NAAEE’s professional development community. Visit https://naaee.org/eepro/ groups/research-and-evaluation to join eePRO. You may also be interested in the NSF-funded Relating Research to Practice resource (http://relatingresearchtopractice. org), a joint effort of the Exploratorium, the University
of Washington, King’s College London, and the Afterschool Alliance. Finally, if you have specific comments or questions about our summaries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for all you do, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Nicole M. Ardoin, Ph.D.
Project Lead and Co-Founder, EERBs
Steering Committee Member, ChangeScale
Associate Professor, Stanford University
Founding Steering Committee Member, ChangeScale
Program Officer, Pisces Foundation
Executive Director, North American Association for Environmental Education
Vice President of Education, NatureBridge