Research

The NRCA's multidisciplinary research team is comprised of faculty and students from the University of Connecticut's department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), and Neag School of Education.

 

The team’s expertise includes water resources, land use, climate science, science education, and geospatial technology.

 

Through our publications, presentations, and webinars, we share curricular resources, program design principles, and research on intergenerational learning in informal STEM programs, among other topics.

 

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Publications

Year Journal Title
2022 International Journal of Science Education: Part B Communication and Public Engagement Authoring STEM Identities through Intergenerational Collaborative Partnerships
2022 International Journal of Science Education: Part B Communication and Public Engagement ‘Part of our DNA': intergenerational family learning in informal science
2022 Connected Science Learning Pivoting During a Pandemic: Transforming In-Person Environmental STEM Field Programs Into Immersive, Online Experiential Learning
2021 Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Assessing STEM identities in Intergenerational Informal STEM Programming
2021 Frontiers in Education Program design principles to support teen-adult community conservation efforts
2021 International Journal of Science Education: Part B Communication and Public Engagement Intergenerational community conservation projects, STEM identity authoring, and positioning: the cases of two intergenerational teams
2021 Research in Science and Technological Education Improving NGSS focused model-based learning curriculum through the examination of students’ experiences and iterated models
2020 The American Biology Teacher Investigating Human Impacts on Local Water Resources & Exploring Solutions
2020 Doctoral Dissertation STEM identity authoring: Intergenerational collaborative learning in informal STEM programs
2020 School Science and Mathematics Conservation science and technology identity instrument: Empirically measuring STEM identities in informal science learning programs
2019 Connecticut Wildlife Community connections through conservation
2018 Journal of Extension Connecting generations through informal geospatial and conservation education
2018 Science Scope From interest to identity: Creating and nurturing STEM kids in middle school

Presentations

Year Conference Title
2022 8th National Science Foundation STEM for All Video Showcase: Access, Inclusion & Equity Impacts of intergenerational community conservation
2021 7th National Science Foundation STEM for All Video Showcase: COVID, Equity & Social Justice Socially-distanced community conservation partnerships
2020 6th National Science Foundation STEM for All Video Showcase: Learning from Research and Practice. Designing for intergenerational community conservation
2020 49th North American Association for Environmental Education Conference Program design principles to support teen-adult community partnerships’ conservation efforts
2019 5th National Science Foundation STEM for All Video Showcase: Innovations in STEM Education Intergenerational Conservation STEM Learning and Identity
2018 4th National Science Foundation STEM for All Video Showcase: Transforming the Educational Landscape Conservation Training Partnerships: intergenerational environmental solutions in action
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