Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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

Oak savanna restoration plant survey and assessment, Pamela Larson Frink

Does exposure to an environmental education unit on conservation and recycling have an effect on students' pro-environmental actions while in and outside of school?, Jennifer Mae Froisland Olson

Outdoor ethics education: implications for boy scout training, Heidi Lindsay Groven

Is the large group presentation of the Science Museum of Minnesota's water program an effective tool for promoting curriculum integration?, Sam Horak

The effects of nature therapy on ppreschoolers [sic] with autism, Liz Huster

Impact of barriers and successes when teaching environmental education, Tara G. Johnson

Incorporating critical thinking skills in environmental education, Laurel P. Olson

Investigation of best practices in hybrid learning model that includes Myers-Briggs personality types to learn the role of personality type and student satisfaction in a high school earth space science hybrid class, Melissa J. Olson

Impact of a six week seminar focusing on waste reduction [sic], recycling and reducing consumption on the attitudes and behaviors of rural, at-risk high school students, Rebecca J. Reinarz

Water runoff in Willmar: Q-Sort survey, Margaret M. Schmitz

The effect of an educational program on middle school students' environmental values and beliefs, Brianne Schumacher

Outdoor learning classrooms and improvement in student achievement in science, Andrea E. Smoley

Can demonstrations of environmentally friendly behaviors with incentives for participation change environmental attitudes and behaviors in high school students?, LeeAnn Steen

Effective science teaching methods: outdoor field investigations and classroom technology, Eric E. Telander

Using place-based observations to foster higher-order thinking, Mathew R. Winbigler

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

Applied physics: analysis of the lower arm during the take-off, follow-through and swing-up phases of the pole vault, Dean R. Aurich

How science notebooks affect science learning in a 1st grade classroom, Melissa Barnett

A history of environmental education in Minnesota: 1970-1990, Kevin Clemens

Self efficacy and academic achievement across genders in middle school science, Sarah K. Hartman

Integrating place-based education and environmental education into a curriculum on the five themes of geography, Elizabeth R. Haspert

Biodiversity of wintering seabirds and coastal waterfowl at Lake Clark National Park, Rebecca Sue Heston

The benefits of taking students into the boundary waters canoe area wilderness, Paula J. Higgins

What are the long term influences on occupation, lifestyle and environmental views from participation in the Alaska Great Lakes project?, Kari F. Jolink

The impact of field-based inquiry on students' interest and attitude in science, Ava D. Lawrence

A needs assessment for an early childhood water education resource, Anne C. Lewis

Nature sounds in the classroom: analysis of its effects on student stress level, attention and on-task behavior, Katherine Ann Melgaard

Can students' attitudes towards the importance of recycling be improved through understanding the process of recycling as it begins in the school environment?, Katie Ostrem

Increasing accessibility to technology for students and use by teachers, Richard D. Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

How does participation in science fair affect student performance in the science classroom?, Gary E. Alexander


Increased time spent in a natural setting related to an increase in pro-environmental behaviors and pro-environmental attitudes in adolescents, Mary Patricia Beck


Energizing outdoor environmental education criteria and curriculum for outdoor energy education, Lissa A. Eidelman

Will student campaigning generate awareness and understanding as to why recycling is important at Kenai Middle School?, Rochelle Horbacz


Using student journals to facilitate Kolb's model of experiential learning, Todd Hunter

Community building and social development in classroom meetings: does it foster environmental responsibility and concern?, Elizabeth Huselid

Interactive multimedia tools in the science classroom: a summary of their effectiveness and a guide to their evaluation, Lori M. Kaufman


Technology integration in environmental learning: a photography based case study, Samuel L. Northey

Effects of integrated instruction on the achievement of freshman math and science students, Kimberly Truchan

Assessing the readiness of Minnesota's nonprofit science, nature and environmental learning centers to handle an executive transition, Bryan Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Effects of environmental service-learning on locus of control and critical thinking of middle school students, Sarah Virginia Bosch


A second life by design: exploration of learning theory, Kathleen A. Conners

Growing a school community: developing a Minnesota biomes garden, Diane L. J. Erdmann


A study of how heritage projects connect students to learning through their communities, Amanda J. Hakala


What effect does an exposure to nature have on students during their school day?, Valerie Jeffery

Toward a sense of place: a historical case study of the Polky Farm, Alyson P. Mack

Incorporating GPS technology in geography curriculum, Brianne E. Messick

A template for connecting field studies with animal conservation to state side schools, Melanie C. Sorensen

Incorporating environmental education into existing curriculum: correlations between FOSS science modules and project learning tree activities, Roberta W. Trott

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

Scientific inquiry and science notebooks in the classroom, Jennifer S. Y. Carlson

Cultivating nature: environmental gardening identity and home gardening practices, Frances M. Kiesling

Using science notebooks to improve student's writing ability, Lance C. Kuehn

Does the use of student journals foster learning in an environmental biology class?, Erin Lauinger

Minnesota's Iron Range: the economic and the environmental impacts of iron mining vs. sulfide mining, Maria Jo Nuthak

Comparing the environmental knowledge, sensitivity and behaviors of American high school students educated in the United States to those educated in India, Mark Nystrom

A look into locus of control: how high school students perceive their ability to impact the environment, Lana Sue Rohrer

Incorporating pre-reading skills into environmental education, Sarah Schmidt

How do you change the waste culture, while reducing the amount of trash, at an elementary environmental magnet school?, Maureen Skelly

Fostering watershed awareness, conservation, and stewardship through the use of an interactive website, Deborah Jo Springman

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Creating an equitable climate in the science classroom with a focus on gender differences, Sandra Bird

The effects of citizen science projects on students environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, Eric Burfeind

Application of the differentiation of instruction academic model to faith-based environmental education, Heidi Smith Ferris

Differentiated instruction: an investigation of implementation and insights to teachers' thoughts on curriculum, Ann Gale

Can the study of bats be used to fulfill and integrate standards in science education?, Christine Ann Petersen

Eliminating cafeteria food waste through composting, Gregory Simons

Can kids teach us a thing or two?: a comparative study of the environmental attitudes of 8th grade students and significant adults in their lives, Becky E. Stark

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

A comparison of macrolichen species richness and frequency between the oak savanah and boreal woods habitats on Lake of the Woods Islands in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, Virginia Richards Amundson


The use of technology to enhance environmental literacy, Ian Joseph Burk

Strengthening the science curriculum in rural Jamaican high schools by using the experiential learning approach, Desmond Augustus Campbell


Investigative research: cigarette filters with vegetation, soil, and subterranean environments, Eric R. Dahlberg


Reading with nature, Lori Grabarkewitz

Incorporating reading instruction in the life science classroom, David Grack


Human by nature: human natural heritage as a guide for teaching and learning, Kendra M. Hunding


Outdoor learning as an alternative to the classroom for struggling students: does it increase motivation and enthusiasm?, Paul Jeffery