Research & Publications

Wisconsin State-Wide Environmental Education Survey

In the first quarter of 2019, a research team lead by Dr. Justin Hougham administered a survey to over 700 environmental education organizations around the state. By the end of the survey period, 193 people responded, providing valuable insight into the field’s progress and direction since the survey’s first iteration in 2014. The researchers found that environmental education employs over 3,000 people in the state and generates between $40 million and $72 million in direct economic activity annually. Respondents collectively manage approximately 165,500 acres of land. Check out the summaries from this survey and surveys from previous years below.

In the first quarter of 2021, a revised and enhanced version of this survey was administered with a specific focus on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as the impact on the field from the COVID pandemic.  Results and analysis will be posted on this site in 2022. Here is the Executive Summary- 2022 Executive Summary

Publications

Implementing Ecopedagogy as an Experiential Approach to Decolonizing Science Education

Connected Science Learning: Science to Story, Story to Social

Research Accelerator: Milwaukee Environmental STEM (E-STEM) Project

Clearing Magazine: Student Generated Data Informing Student-Generated Inquiries

Journal of Experiential Education: Bridging Natural and Digital Domains

Connected Science Learning: Digital Observation Technology Skills

Upload, Download: Empowering Students Through Technology-Enabled Problem-Based Learning

The Value of a Tree: Comparing Carbon Sequestration to Forest Products

Combining the Strengths of Adventure Learning and Place Based Education