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“Fostering environmental sustainability through outdoor and environmental education.”

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Theses/Projects of Program Graduates

Aanenson, J. (2004). The effects of an outdoor education experience on the self-esteem of college aged women.

Amenumey, F. (2005). Assessment of regional energy potential: A case study of northeast minnesota and implications for social change.

Anderson, A. (1999). Integrating the environment at Stowe Elementary: A case study.

Aspenson, J. (2011). The influence of outdoor education to improve the quality of life for individuals with dementia.

Athman, J. (1998). The Bald Eagle Nesting Project: A National Park Service "Parks as Classrooms" Program.

Bates, T. (1996). A method for training inservice teachers in environmental education.

Beery, T. (1993). Environmental service: A partnership with nature.

Bierbrauer, A. (2010). Early childhood nature curriculum for the formal preschool classroom.

Bishop, B. (2012). An evaluation of the Wolf Ridge ELC education program purpose.

Brown, S. (1997). Environmental education curriculum for parent educators working with parents of young children.

Carlson, B.K. (2007). Development of an evaluation plan for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Prairie Wetlands Learning Center's environmental education program.

Carlson, R.S. (2000). Using a videotape feedback package to improve sea kayak skills.

Cole, E. (1986). A marketing plan for environmental education, cross cultural program for K-12 teachers.

Croteau, C.E. (2007). Assessment of racial and ethnic diversity among professionals in environmental education.

Curtes, M.J. (2007). The influence of community gardens on gardeners' environmental attitudes.

Davidson, G.S. (1992). A safety auditing instrument for adventure education.

Dennis, D. (2000). The role of environmental education in student achievement: an ex post facto study of standardized science assessment scores of special education.

Dragich, M. (2005). Garden and landscape based environmental education., University of Minnesota Duluth.

Einerson, D. (2009). Behavior management strategies utilized by wilderness therapy instructors.

Eliason, G. (2007). A unit of curriculum for environmental science education at Moose Lake Community Schools.

Erpestad, K. (2013). Once upon a time: The power of oral storytelling as a tool for EE.

Erpestad, M. (2013). Motivations and values of outdoor education students: Perspectives from North Karelia, Finland and MN.

Erickson, D. (2012). The effects of outdoor education mentoring on teacher job satisfaction.

Faris, H. (2012). Fostering attitudes of empathy toward animals in youth through play experiences.

French, B. (2011). How are outdoor educators in MN using technology to deliver curriculum?

Geissler, J. (2007). Stormwater Planning Initiative Project: Designing an educational web-based land use and stormwater planning map server.

Gilbertson, K. (1984). A curriculum proposal for a concentration in outdoor/environmental education.

Greene, K. (2011). Caring for God's creation: A Catholic EE curriculum for grades K-2.

Hadiaris, K. (2009). Assessing the usability of the University of Minnesota Extension's Best Practices for Field Days.

Hanson, S.G. (2002). The relationship between age and attitude toward forest resources in the state of Minnesota.

Haugen, C. (2011). A quantitative assessment of the presence of stereotypes of environmental educators among teachers.

Hueffmeier, R. (2012). Evaluation plan for an earthworm rapid assessment tool training program for land managers.

Iverson, K. (2001). The significant life experiences that motivate individuals to enter EE.

Jones, E.K. (2007). Cultural perceptions of newly immigrated Mexican-American students' success and participation in outdoor education.

Kohlin, P. (2012). Motivations of pre-service teachers in physical education to incorporate outdoor education into their curriculum.

Kohlstedt, J. (2004). Life on a Finnish homestead: A cultural history curriculum interpreting the lifestyle of Finnish homesteaders in Finland, Minnesota, circa 1905.

Kowalczak, C. (2013). Native American students' perceptions of the Manoomin STEM camp.

Krause, S. (2006). The influence of aquaria on science literacy of ecotourists.

Kubarek-Sandor, J. (2006). The influence of aquaria on the science literacy of ecotourists: A case study of the Great Lakes Aquarium of Duluth, Minnesota.

LaMourea, B. (1999). The process of the development of the site management plan dedicated to environmental education curriculum for K-12 at Hermantown.

Larson, C. (2007). A comparison of kindergarten play behavior in two environments.

Larson, E.A. (2002). Recommendations for the development of a forest management interpretive trail.

Lerohl, S. (2009). What we use and why it matters: A cross-discipline analysis of household consumption.

Li, J. (2012). Exploring American and Chinese urban youth's value orientations toward the human-nature relationship.

Lundeen, M. (2003). Developing standards for interpretation in a state park system.

Merolle, J. (2009). Sustainable consumption with a focus on food: A fifth grade unit for the formal setting.

Meyer, N.J. (2002). Writing out impacts: Effects of an environmental expressive writing exercise.

Meyer, R.L. (2002). The effect of green space on urban children's sense of community.

Morabito, A. (2009). An evaluative study of the Laurentian Environmental Center's Advent rue Education Journey program.

Niemi, J.V. (2007). Niizhwaaching ishkodeng (The seventh fire): Healing of the people through the Earth.

Nganji, E. (2013). Effect of song on 5th grade students' EE knowledge and retention.

Nocera, J. (2009). An interdisciplinary, standards-based K-5 school forest curriculum for Birch Grove Elementary.

O'Connell, P. (2003). Wisconsin's wetlands: A standards-based environmental education unit for sixth grade students in Northwest Wisconsin.

Olson, E.J. (2001). The effects of a wilderness-based program on first-year college students' self-actualization.

Olsen, N. (2008). A start-up manual for farm-based education programs.

Osterlund, M. (2007). The provision of environmental education at northern Midwest Protestant Christian camps.

Peterson, D. (2003). Visitor behavior in response to traditional and interactive multimedia learning kiosk exhibitry.

Poliseno, J. (2012). The effect of environmental charter school participation on environmental literacy.

Reetz, E. (2013). ArchaeologEE: An EE program for public land management agencies and American Indian school children.

Reising, R. (2000). A marketing plan for the Lake Superior Zoological Gardens education department.

Richgels Fisher, A. (2006). Wilderness experience and its affect on the body image of teenage girls.

Ryan, D. (2012). Mentoring relationships in angling education.

Schaeffer, D. (2003). The evaluation of the EE emphasis at Harriet Beech Stowe Elementary.

Schiff, J. (2011). Motivations, barriers, and constraints affecting underprivileged youths' participation in outdoor recreation.

Schmid, E. (2011). The effects of animal-assisted activities on the social and emotional development of young children.

Schwartz, J. (2013). Raptors in education: How educators use live raptors for EE.

Sellars, S. (2009). Integrating Wolf Ridge ELC's Changing Climate classes into the formal classroom.

Sheridan, P. (2003). Retention of wilderness trip leaders by summer residential camps.

Shimek, S. (2012). Connecting scientist and adult leaders through technology to further authentic science inquiry.

Silliman, S. (2000). Ecotourism and EE in Zimbabwean National Parks.

Sinks, S. (2008). The influence of setting on student generated questions.

Smith, T. (2008). An interdisciplinary curriculum K-6 school forest curriculum for South Terrace Elementary.

Smithson, P. (1999). A training guide for staff at a residential summer YMCA camp using environmental education curricula.

Solin, J. (2000). Guidelines to guide the facilitator in planning and implementing a community-based, sustainable forestry education program.

Spencer, S. (2012). Exploring the relationship between digital nature photography and childrens' connectedness to nature.

Strom, A. (2007). Effectiveness of Monarchs in the Classroom curricula on seventh grade students' knowledge and attitudes towards insects.

Stuchis, K.J. ( 2007). Environmental service-learning: A longitudinal field-study of Stowe Elementary School.

Theimer, S.A. (2009). Fostering "connectedness to nature" through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service education and outreach programming: A qualitative evaluation.

Towne, S.K. (2007). The role of place attachment in K-12 outreach environmental education.

Vizcarra, N. (2006). The experience of visitor-wildlife interactions in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Vos, J. (2013). Staff evaluation in Minnesota environmental education centers.

Walewski, J. (2003). Environmental educator literacy competencies for the workplace with applications for Minnesota Residential Environmental Learning Centers (RELC's): A theoretical approach. Unpublished Curriculum Guidelines.

Waters, D. (2005). The development of a long range management plan for the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.

Webster, K. (1994). Adult environmental literacy in a wilderness trip setting: An instructor's guide.

Wesley, J. (2005). The influence of 9-month naturalist internship programs on careers in environmental education.

Whittier, L. (2000). Integrating residential environmental education into the classroom: a survey of teachers and environmental educators.

Wood, A. (2006). Perceived influences on middle school teachers' participation in annual residential ELC field trips.

Workman, A. (2004). The effect of an integrated environmental education curriculum on the standardized assessment scores of elementary students.

Zak, K. (2005). An assessment of pre-service teachers' understanding of Ecology using concept maps.

Zender Zins, M. (2004). Sustainable communities: Understanding access and support.

Zins, M. (2005). Sustainable communities: Understanding access and support.

Zoellick, E. (2010). Philosophical orientation to adult learning: A descriptive study of MN environmental educators.

Zwickey, K. (2012). Fostering connectedness to nature through digital photo journaling: A USFWS curriculum.

Zwiebel, Z. (2011). Fifteen year evolution in implementing policy through education and marketing.

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