Urban environmental education

Finding ways to conduct environmental education in cities is critical given the number of people living in cities. Through research and EECapacity, the Civic Ecology Lab advances our understanding of urban environmental education practice and provides professional development opportunities for educators.


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Smith, JG, B DuBois, and ME Krasny. 2015. Framing for Resilience through Social Learning: Impacts of Environmental Stewardship on Youth in Post-disturbance Communities. Sustainability Science. Online. 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-015-0348-y

Russ A, Peters SJ, Krasny ME, and Stedman RC. 2015. Development of ecological place meaning in New York City. Journal of Environmental Education 46(2), 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2014.999743

Briggs, L, RC Stedman, and ME Krasny. 2014. Photo-elicitation methods in studies of children’s sense of place. Children, Youth and Environments 24 (3): 154-172. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.24.3.0153?uid=3739832&uid=2134&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21104965614251

Fraser, J, R Gupta, and ME Krasny. 2014. Competing perspectives on the purpose of environmental education. Environmental Education Research. 10.1080/13504622.2014.933777 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13504622.2014.933777

Krasny, ME, SR Crestol, KG Tidball, and RC Stedman. 2014. New York City’s oyster gardeners: Memories and meanings as motivations of volunteer environmental stewards. Landscape and Urban Planning. 132: 16-25 DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.08.003 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204614001819

Schusler, TM and ME Krasny. 2014. Science and Democracy in Youth Environmental Action—Learning “Good” Thinking, pp 363-384. In: MP Mueller and DJ Tippins, eds. EcoJustice, Citizen Science and Youth Activism: Situated Tensions for Science Education. Springer.

Krasny, ME, C Lundholm, E Lee, S Shava, and H Kobori. 2013. Urban landscapes as learning arenas for sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services. In: T Elmqvist, M Fragkias, J Goodness, B Güneralp, PJ Marcotullio, RI McDonald, S Parnell, M Sendstad, M Schewenius, KC Seto, and C Wilkinson, eds. Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer. http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/book/978-94-007-7087-4 https://civeco.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/krasny-et-al-cbo.pdf


Publications for Practitioners

Aguilar, O, A Price, and ME Krasny. 2015. Perspectives on Community Environmental Education. In: Monroe, M and ME Krasny, eds. Across the Spectrum: Resources for Environmental Educators. North American Association of Environmental Education. http://www.naaee.net/publications/AcrosstheSpectrum

Briggs, L and ME Krasny. 2015. Conservation in Cities: Linking Citizen Science and Civic Ecology Practices. In: Monroe, M and ME Krasny, eds. Across the Spectrum: Resources for Environmental Educators. North American Association of Environmental Education. http://www.naaee.net/publications/AcrosstheSpectrumKrasny

Russ, A and ME Krasny. 2015. Urban Environmental Education Trends. In: A Russ, ed. Urban Environmental Education. Civic Ecology Lab and North American Association of Environmental Education. https://civeco.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/uee-2015.pdf