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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Teaching Outside To Engage Student Learning, Juliane t. Chapman

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What Is The Impact Of Effective Questioning And Critical, Relevant Conversations On Sixth Grade Science Students’ Agentic Engagement?, Corrie L. Christensen

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How Can Education Improve The Recycling Behaviors And Attitudes Of Middle School Students, Sara Flanagan

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Student-­Led Farmers Market: Engaging, Real-­World Experience And Nutrition Education That Prepares Students For A Successful Professional Life After High School, Rebecca A. Hennessey

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Connecting Environmental Stewardship, Youth Development, And Community Engagement, Through A Student-Centered Pollinator Curriculum, Elizabeth Huerta Ortiz

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Student Engagement With Nature When Using Nature Journals And Ipads, Xeng Jasiczek

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The Impact Of Informal Education On Formal Education In Science A Symbiotic Relationship, Colin Johnson

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Curriculum Development And Analysis To Encourage Positive Environmental Attitudes In High School Students, Matthew Johnston

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Environmental Stewardship: Protecting Our Planet’s Future, Barbara Pierce

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How Does Experience-Based Learning Impact Students’ Decisions To Perform Sustainable Actions?, Andrew J. Pierson

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Building Capacity: How A Local Government Agency Can Support Partners In Offering Environmental Education For Youth, Alisa Reckinger

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How Do You Empower At Risk Students To Become Active Citizens About The Environment, Through The Design And Implementation Of An Urban Environmental Science Curriculum Within An Alternative Education Setting?, Stephen N. Szczodroski

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

Does Service-­Learning in Environmental Science Develop Awareness of Environmental Issues and Inspire Stewardship and Sustainable Practices?, Kelly Rae Dreier

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Plate Waste Trends of 5​ th​ -8​ th​ Grade Students at a Residential Environmental Learning Center, Colleen K. Foehrenbacher

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The Impacts Of Classroom Stem¬-Themed Environmental Investigations On Middle School Environmental Literacy, Megan Alece Heitkamp

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DEVELOPING AN EDUCATIONAL TOOLKIT FOR CAREGIVERS OF SIX-TO-EIGHTEEN-MONTH-OLDS MIXING DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION, Jessica K. Hillstrom

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Student Use of Cell/Smartphones Integrated in a Field-Based Science Curriculum, Cynthia Ann Hougo

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Case Studies of Innovative Science Teacher Professional Development Programming at Biological Field Stations, Sarah Rose Johnson

The History and Development of Food Cooperatives as Diverse and Inclusive Centers for Food and Environmental Education, Brian David Larson

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Claims, Evidence and Reasoning: A Framework for Evidence-Based Writing on the subject of Evolution, Tami Lynn Limberg

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A Nature Adventure Chapter Book for Early Readers and How it Can Influence Children's Interest in and Desire to Explore the Natural World, Keith Marshall

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High School Water Quality Curriculum for Rural and Urban Areas, James David Mesik

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Nature Experiences and Ecoliteracy: The Effect of Place­Based Education Experiences, Adventure and Outdoor Education Experiences and Undirected Nature Experiences on Eco­Literacy, Beth Anne Moonstone

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Professionals Reflect on the Under Representation of Visitors of Color in Wilderness Areas, Jessica Iris Ostrov

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Benefits Provided To American Indian Youth Through Gidaakiimanaaniwigamig Stem Camps, Kyra Jo Paitrick

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How does composting at school change the way middle school students perceive their ability to positively impact the earth?, Katie Lynn Pangborn

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THE IMPACTS OF AN EXPERIENTIAL-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY, Allison Ronglien

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How an Experience in Nature Affects Ecoliteracy of High School Students, Megan Johanna Schimek

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Increased Connection to Nature and Development of Ecological Identity in the Illinois Master Naturalist Program, Laura Sjoquist

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HOW DO WE EDUCATE CHILDREN THAT LIVE IN A WATER RICH ENVIRONMENT ABOUT THE NEED FOR WATER CONSERVATION?, Theresa Marie Vermeersch

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The Relationship Between Agriculture And The Environment, Elise Nicole Volz

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TEACHING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TO ELEMENTARY AGED HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS AT NATURE CENTERS: AN ANALYSIS OF BEST PRACTICES, Ronald P. Wodtke

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

Improving Number Sense in High School Students through Science Instruction, Melanie Martha Bristor

Increasing Student Awareness and Stewardship of Nature Through Literature and Storytelling, Krisann Marie Bunnell

Consumer Based Social Marketing to Effect Environmental Change Using a Municipal Curbside Recycling Program, Brooke Butler

A 1:1 iPad program and its effect on academic achievement, Jane Marie Cornell

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Food Waste and Behavior Change Through Project-Based Learning, Patrick Cary Crawford

How Context and Story Matter in Science Instruction, Christopher Johnson Evavold

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Environmental Education in Pre-K Child Care Settings, Kathryn Allison Galloway-Thoele

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Impacting Science Observation Skills Through Drawing Training, Andrew Keith Hale

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Growing in This Place: A Place-based Guide to Edible Wild Plants and Wildcrafting in Minnesota, Kelly Shaun Knott

Exploring the Effectiveness of an Ecoadventure trip as an Environmental Education Tool, Cliff Joseph Langley

Teaching Renewable Energy in High School Physics, Lauren Sylvia Lindelof-Leith

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Using Toolkit Activities to Reduce Household Food Waste, Nancy Lo

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How Can the Relationship Between Climate Change and the Coast Redwood Forest Be Incorporated into Fifth and Sixth Grade Environmental Education Programs?, Dorea Eve Martin

Water! Water! Everywhere, Except Las Vegas, Jeffrey Peters

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Variables in the Introduction of the Species, Streptocephalus sealii, Spinytail Fairy Shrimp into a Local Seasonal Wetland, Jane Anne Porterfield

Nature Walks and Journaling to Connect Children With Nature and Increase Knowledge of the Local Environment, Stephanie Ann Spinazola

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Using Technology and Phenology to Increase Students’ Observation Skills, Sondra Tokarczyk

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Successful characteristics and motivations for farmers to participate in a small farmers’ market: A case study of a small Minnesota farmers market., Josephine Marie Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

How can teachers improve the science performance and skills of diverse elementary students?, Betty Jo Bishop

Comparing high school aged students’ environmental knowledge, attitudes and behaviors before and after a wilderness trip, Thomas Alexander Borrell

Earthworms in our community, Allison E. Crowell

The effects of a single-gender classroom on global climate change education, Carl E. Dyar

Outdoor experiences and science achievement, Jill Gysberg

Exhibit evaluation: using Q methodology to gauge visitor interest, Matthew B. Hansen

Environmental literacy assessment tool developed for the Audubon Center of the North Woods, located in Sandstone, Minnesota, Jessica G. Harguth

The Challenges of Feral Cat Management: A Case Study on Population Control Methods, Jodi Lynn Hendrickson

Minnesota’s Community Supported Agriculture, Alexandra Jeanne Hiniker

How youth farm affects the mental health of participants, Claire Frances Hughes

Increasing accessibility to environmental education: providing online environmental education for high school students, Julie Ann Johnson

Facilitating Meaningful Learning Experiences for Middle School Students in Short, Single Visits to an Educational Farm, Tara Laidlaw

What it means to eat well in America: a history and happenstances of the American diet, Benjamin M. Lucca

Single-Serving Education: Measuring the Efficacy of Field Trip Educators, Elissa Erin Mallory

Ways to increase the effectiveness of public environmental education messages, Michael M. Mesch

Addressing environmental racism with activism for environmental justice, Meghan K. Miller

Techniques for examining gray wolf visitation rates to white-tailed deer fawns, Aaron W. Morris

Fundamental forces of nature with experiments and the environmental impacts, Kiumarce Mortezaee

Incorporating a Supplemental Lesson into Curriculum about Educating Children on the Dangers of Antibacterial Hand Soaps, Elizabeth Rebecca Nguyen

The environmental and economical affects of sulfide mining in Northern Minnesota, Adam E. Pelot

So you built a LEED certified science museum, now what?: examining how science and natural history museums turn sustainable buildings into educational opportunities, Michael Sheldon Sanders

Combining environmental education and STEM to influence opinions, interest, and locus of control in middle school students, Angela Virginia Schilling

Using Science Notebooks to Facilitate Growth of Science Process Skills, Jessica Mary Simon

Northern Wisconsin educators and Wisconsin’s American Indian history, culture and tribal sovereignty social study curriculum requirements, Susan Lee Solterman

Using student outdoor learning experience to enhance science writing, Roberta M. Tietge

The use of dramatic performance as a culturally responsive teaching tool in a science setting, Janel M. Weiland

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Growing minds: cultivating environmental attitudes in the school garden, Abigail Case

Impact of reading science related trade books in an elementary classroom, Michele Chalmeau

Nature play initiatives: a study of nature play areas and programs at environmental education organizations in the United States, Rebekah H. Dalen

An investigation of the impact of flipped instruction and instructional order, Erik D. Ellingboe

Does articulating the purpose of homework assignments affect parent perceptions?, Rebecca Anne Fritz

Creating an inclusive environmental movement using diverse role models, Jenna M. Hanson

Readability and environmental education, Laura Jean McMullin Hanson

Developing learning progressions for project-based learning in a fifth grade classroom, Kathryn Hoffmann-Thompson

The effects of dual immersion schooling on native and non-native language students, Tania L. Lauby

Does participating in geocaching activities lead to participation in other types of outdoor activities and increased environmental stewardship?, John K. MacQuaig

On the harbor: a needs assessment for teaching and learning about natural resources related sciences in fourth through eighth grades, Lorena M. Maurer

The concrete forest: a series of stories written to encourage urban children to recognize and appreciate the living creatures that live within the city limits, Pamela F. Neidenfeuhr

Translation into Spanish of the bat conservation and management workshop curriculum (bat conservation international), Germán Alonso Obando

Nature in children's picture books, Danielle Renee Porter Born

Nonformal environmental educators in Wisconsin, Kathryn M. Salameh

Efficacy of integrating the Christian narrative and environmental education in formal high school education, James N. Vande Glind

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

Weekly outings for alternative education students and their impact on student attitudes and behaviors regarding the environment, Arslan Aziz

How children's books can help address misconceptions in science, Kathleen M. Babich

Strategies for teaching global warming, Michelle R. Bergstad

Using science notebooks to increase student interest and preparedness in science, Amy Borg

The use of science notebooks in a bounded-inquiry project to increase student understanding of the earth moon system, Jennifer Ruth Edlund Johansen

The importance of nature play: studies on the development of a natural play area, Mary Eggebraaten

Infants experience natural objects using their sense of touch, Jennifer Marie Dartt Elsen

Using observational drawing to build connection with nature in the highly urbanised environment of Hong Kong, Catherine Flowers