Recent Submissions

  • Natural Capital’s Role in Sustainable Development 

    Ortega, Jennifer (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer Nature., 2020)
  • Nature-Deficit Disorder: How Art and Nature Help Children Focus and Succeed in School 

    Wilson, Shari L. (Psychological Coordinates of Personality Development: Realities and Perspectives, 3rd All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Conference, Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University, Poltava, Ukraine, 2018-02)
    Nature-deficit disorder describes the human costs of being alienated from nature, including attention difficulties and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses. This disorder was first named by Richard Louv, whose ...
  • School Grounds for Learning: Tying Curriculum to the Outdoors 

    Wilson, Shari L. (Project Central, 2018-11-29)
    This presentation was given to a graduate lab class at Kyushu Institute of Technology in Kitakyushu, Japan, in November 2018, at the invitation of Dr. Keitaro Ito, colleague and friend of the author. The students were ...
  • “Hey, That’s My Sandwich!”: Food Waste Recovery, Environmental Stewardship, and School Curriculum 

    Wilson, Shari L. (Solid Waste Association of North America, 2019-02-26)
    Over 3.5 years, more than 20 schools in the Kansas City, Missouri, region collected nearly a half ton of food and paper waste from their cafeterias for composting. This presentation, delivered at SWANA’s (a waste management ...
  • Forestry Programs in the U.S. and Current Changes in Forestry Management 

    Wilson, Shari L. (Project Central, 2019-04-25)
    Forests hold a special place for most Belarusians as sources of food, fuel, material products, and respite from everyday life. This presentation, given in April 2019 to a class in forestry at the Belarusian State Technological ...
  • Greening Our Minds: Benefits of Nature for Health and Creativity 

    Wilson, Shari L. (Project Central, 2019-04-16)
    This presentation was delivered to psychology classes at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University and V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University in Kyiv and Poltava, Ukraine, in April 2019. The presentation discusses the ...
  • Learning about the Environment through Art 

    Wilson, Shari L. (Art Congress, Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University, 2020-04)
    Art is an invaluable means of expression and can also be a learning tool. This presentation introduces art as a way to include all learning styles, bring art into classrooms that may have experienced reduced art funding, ...
  • Protecting America’s Environment: Priorities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Water and Toxins 

    Wilson, Shari L. (Poltava Oil and Gas College of National University "Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic", 2020-03-24)
    In the mid-1900s, the environment in the United States was polluted and unhealthy for humans and other species. By the 1970s, it was clear that environmental laws and regulations were necessary to protect the public and ...
  • Backcasting: Visioning Our Way to a Sustainable Future 

    Wilson, Shari L. (5th All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Conference, Department of General, Developmental, and Practical Psychology, Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University, 2020-04-27)
    This paper presents an example of the process called backcasting, a means for stakeholders to envision the future and work backwards to determine the steps needed to reach it. The author conducted this game in Spring 2020 ...
  • Schoolyard Biodiversity Exchange (SBE): Student Scientists Data Network for Schoolyard Global Biodiversity Habitats 

    Wilson, Shari L. (Ecological Society of America Annual Conference, 2020-08)
    Imagine what could happen if students acting as citizen scientists interacted with others around the world, sharing data and designing biodiversity projects. Then imagine how many species could be supported if school grounds ...