Environmental Program Evaluation

EPE TIG Week: Testing Ways to Inspire Conservation Action by Shuli Rank

Hi everyone, my name is Shuli Rank and I’m a Research and Evaluation Associate at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). WCS runs the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo, and conducts local and global conservation and research activities in 16 priority regions around the world. The focus …

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EPE TIG Week: Encouraging Environmental Education Centers to be Realistic About Inspiring Conservation Actions by Rachel Becker-Klein

Hello, my name is Rachel Becker-Klein and I am the founder and Senior Evaluator at Two Roads Consulting. Two Roads has expertise applying utilization-focused and participatory evaluation and research methods to many different types of evaluation efforts. We are currently working with the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE), an alliance of …

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EPE TIG Week: Equipping Students to Address Climate Resilience Locally by Lisa Marckini-Polk & Patricia Jessup

We are Lisa Marckini-Polk (Civic Research Services, Inc.) and Patricia Jessup (Jessup & Associates, LLC), Michigan-based evaluators who have collaboratively evaluated several environmental programs, primarily in K-12 education. Currently we are evaluating a three-year program that equips high school students in Detroit and Ypsilanti, Michigan to increase climate resilience in their communities. The populations in …

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EPE TIG Week: Independent Evaluation Consulting Opportunities and Climate Change by Stephen Maack

Hi, I’m Stephen Maack, an AEA member since 2002, a long-time member and former Chair of the Independent Consulting TIG.  I own REAP Change Consultants, a sole proprietorship, and have done many education-related and library evaluation contracts and some non-profit and health consulting.  Due to the importance of climate change during the remainder of my …

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EPE TIG Week: Evaluation and the Battle of Our Time by Scott Chaplowe

Hello! I’m Scott Chaplowe, a member of AEA since 2003, and currently a Director of Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), based in London. Rad Wake-Up Call: The urgency of climate change and rapid environmental degradation presents an opportunity for action by evaluators on what is arguably the most pressing …

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EPE TIG Week: Seeing Global Interconnections and Trends by Michael Quinn Patton

I am Michael Quinn Patton, founder and director of Utilization-Focused Evaluation, and author of Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles. In 1972, the first photo of the whole Earth from space became known as The Blue Marble, the home of all humans, seen for the first time without borders or boundaries, a whole Earth perspective. …

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EPE TIG Week: Testing Ways to Inspire Conservation Action by Shuli Rank

Hi everyone, my name is Shuli Rank and I’m a Research and Evaluation Associate at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). WCS runs the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo, and conducts local and global conservation and research activities in 16 priority regions around the world. The focus …

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EPE TIG Week: Discovering the Key Information that Makes a Difference in Behaviors by Jean Eells

Hi, I’m, Jean Eells, and I operate E Resources Group, LLC, with an emphasis on environment and agriculture.  I’m sharing an outcome from changing one aspect of a conservation education program that was revealed through evaluation.  About half of my work is contracted through the Women, Food and Agriculture Network and is focused on educational …

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EPE TIG Week: Evaluating Disruptors: Thoughts from Engagement with an Eco-village by Allison Van

Hello evaluators, my name is Allison Van and in addition to my day job as an internal evaluator at University of North Carolina, I do some consulting for community initiatives.   A year ago, I stumbled upon Hart’s Mill Ecovillage and Farm. I was inspired by their mission of radically re-imagining relationships with the land and …

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EPE TIG Week: Rupu Gupta on Purposeful Partnerships to Create Equitable Connections with Nature

Hi, I’m Rupu Gupta, Co-Chair of AEA’s Environmental Program Evaluation Topical Interest Group and Researcher at New Knowledge Organization Ltd., an interdisciplinary research and evaluation think tank. Every year, Earth Day reminds us of the global movement to protect our planet’s environment and all the ways we as individuals can make a difference. But what …

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