Extension educator, educational design and development
Current work, research and interests
Rebecca has more than 15 years of experience designing and delivering experiential programs for youth. Her programs have focused on environmental and science education in schools, non-formal settings, and nature areas. Rebecca was a Minnesota regional trainer in science and engineering activities for community-based organizations through the National Partnership for After School Science project (N-PASS). She co-wrote a revised national curriculum, the Exploring Your Environment series (2010), and co-author of the Building Environmental Youth Leadership: A High School Service-learning Curriculum (2003).
Rebecca currently focuses on design and development of educational programs, curricula, and other resources for use with youth and adults, including: a National Science Foundation-funded project called Enabling Authentic Inquiry through Citizen Science, and the national Museums Afterschool: Principles, Data, and Design project, which aims to identify design principles for high quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programming in out-of-school-time settings.
Academic degrees and experience
- M.Ed., environmental education, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2002.
- Post-baccalaureate certificate with high distinction, environmental education, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1997.
- B.A., environmental studies with minors in geography and philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1996.
Clarke, K., Haugen, H. L., Meyer, R.L., Piehl, B., & Pokorney, N. (2010). Exploring Your Environment: Ecosystems Services. 4-H national curriculum.
Clarke, K., Haugen, H. L., Meyer, R.L., Piehl, B., & Pokorney, N. (2010). Exploring Your Environment: Earth’s Capacity. 4-H national curriculum.
Clarke, K., Haugen, H. L., Meyer, R.L., Piehl, B., & Pokorney, N. (2010). Exploring Your Environment: Facilitator’s Guide. 4-H national curriculum.
Meyer, R.L. (2005). The Effects of Green Space on Urban Children’s Sense of Community. Eds. Gilbertson, K., & Murphy, A. Proceedings from the Minnesota Association for Environmental Education Twelfth Annual Conference.
Deidrick, J., Harries, K., Hegland, N., Meyer, R., Orcutt, L., & Sheehan, T. (2004). Minnesota 4-H Youth Development Program Planning Model. Saint Paul: University of Minnesota Extension Service.
Meyer, N.J. & Meyer, R.L. (2004). Building Environmental Youth Leadership: A High- school Service-learning Curriculum. Saint Paul: University of Minnesota Extension Service. Item 08104. Updated 2006.
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