Environmental Program Evaluation

EPE TIG Week: Principles-Focused Evaluation for Agricultural Transformation by Greta Landis

Hey everyone! I’m Greta Landis, an Evaluation Specialist at the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Extension, and a Co-Chair of the Environmental Program Evaluation TIG. Environmental evaluation faces some complex and urgent challenges as we work to assess initiatives in environmental education, conservation, restoration, and cultivation. Reconciling short project timelines …

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EPE TIG Week: Evaluation for the Environment: Transdisciplinary Teams and the Next Generation by Kristi Lekies

Hi!  I’m Kristi Lekies, Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.  Although my main area of work relates to youth and their interactions with community and natural environments, I’m also known as ‘the evaluator’ for my background in teaching evaluation, developing evaluation measures for colleagues, and serving …

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EPE TIG Week: Getting Started as an Environmental Advocate by Dawn Valentine

Hi, my name is Dawn Valentine, and I am the founder of the Variable Scoop, based in Washington DC. Our work is centered on building capacity to create better programs that end human suffering and support social change. As a person who loves the outdoors, I have always been aware of environmental initiatives; I just …

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EPE TIG Week: Empowering Evaluators to Create a Just Environmental Movement by Rupu Gupta

Hi, I’m Rupu Gupta, Program-Chair of AEA’s Environmental Program Evaluation Topical Interest Group, and Conservation Psychologist at Knology, an interdisciplinary social science research organization.  This year has brought a lot of excitement and momentum for the environmental movement to be able to comprehensively address the complex challenges related to climate and the environment. As I …

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EPE TIG Week: How Do We Know We’re Helping? The Future of Evaluating US Climate Action by Sarah Sutton

Hi, I’m Sarah Sutton, Principal of Sustainable Museums and Cultural Sector Lead for America is All In.  Measuring climate impacts, then monitoring and evaluating the data for decision-making, is the currency of the future. Few are ready to trade in it even through mathematical transactions of counting and offsetting carbon-dioxide equivalents (CO2e). Measuring and monitoring …

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EPE TIG Week: Environmental Evaluation and Life in a Post-Vaccine World by Dylan Galos

Hi I’m Dylan Galos. I’m an evaluator at the Minnesota Department of Health. My work focuses on community health improvement and health equity in COVID-19. A year ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19, illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2, a global pandemic. Mitigation measures included closures of non-essential businesses, travel restrictions, and mandates …

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Evaluation and the Challenge of Our Time by Scott Chaplowe

Hello! I’m Scott Chaplowe here to tell you about our Presidential Strand session, Evaluation and the Challenge of Our Time Friday, Oct 30, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM, (Session #1917). Sponsored by the Environmental Program Evaluation TIG, it will shine a light on the intersection of climate change and evaluation. In addition to myself, the …

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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: 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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