Current Projects

Autonomy, competence, and relatedness in environmental education: Impacts on environmental motivation and behavior intentions

In collaboration with the Office of Field Study, this project uses a survey methodology to explores the achievement of basic psychological needs (Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness) during environmental field experiences, and their influence on student respondents' pro-environmental motivations and pro-environmental behavior intentions.  

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in residential environmental education

Using a combination of interviews, observations, and program evaluation analyses, this project examines how instructors at a residential nature education program enact culturally-sustaining practices in an outdoor setting, and how these practices impact student and teacher experiences.

Latinx participation in creative nature experiences

In collaboration with colleagues Diego Román, Quentin Sedlacek, and Greses Pérez-Jöhnk, this project is a systematic review of research around Latinx community participation in environmental and nature experiences. We seek to explore how Latinx communities and "Latinidad" in general are understood in the context of environmental education.