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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Natural Capital’s Role in Sustainable Development 

      Ortega, Jennifer (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer Nature., 2020)
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...