Environmental Education Research Bulletin Issue 13


Environmental Education Research Bulletin Issue 13

Exhibit of mountain lion, coyote, and bobcat, next to a cement tunnel, and green interpretive panels


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.


The Environmental Education Research Bulletin is a project of Dr. Nicole Ardoin and her team at Stanford University, with support from ChangeScale and ee360, a cooperative project of the U.S. EPA and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The bulletin is designed to inform environmental and sustainability educators about recent relevant research, with a primary emphasis on informal, field, and residential settings, as well as stewardship behavior, conservation, and related topics. Although other environmental educators and those in related fields might also find this bulletin useful, it does not—nor is it intended to—cover all aspects of environmental education. This Research Bulletin, as well as past issues, is available online through the ChangeScale website, as well as on the NAAEE website. Please send questions and feedback to eeresearchbulletins@changescale.org.