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Inclusion in Environmental Learning: Share your Insight!

Hello all!

My name is Michelle Silvers, and I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona. I am inviting paid staff members (directors, administrative staff, instructional staff, etc.) from environmental learning (EL) organizations that provide youth-based education programs to participate in a 20-minute survey. They will have worked in their position for 6 months or more to ensure insights shared are relevant to current practices in the field of EL to support the inclusion of diverse populations, specifically students with disabilities. My study is titled “Inclusive Practices in Environmental Learning for Students with Disabilities: What are EL organizations doing?”

The goal of this study is to better understand the current inclusive practices and initiatives underway with EL organizations to support accessibility and full participation of diverse populations.

Survey responses will be fully anonymous and Internet Protocol addresses will not be collected. Keep in mind that your participation in this study is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time by closing your browser and exiting the survey. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $20 e-gift card!

Below is the link to the survey. The provided link will initially take you to the Informed Consent Form that also has more information on the study prior to starting the survey. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights.

Survey Link:

If you have any questions, you may contact me at

Environmental Learning (EL) is an umbrella term used to include the various iterations of environmental-focused education programs dealing with human relationships with the natural environment and includes the following: adventure-based education, community garden programs, earth education, ecological education, education for sustainable development, energy-based education, environmental education, environmental literacy, environmental justice education, land-based education, nature-based education, natural history, natural resource preservation/conservation education, outdoor education, population-based education, recreational/seasonal park programs, sustainability education, etc.

This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Arizona IRB Office.