Inclusion in Environmental Learning: Share your Insight!


Thank you for your interest in participating in my research study titled “Inclusive Practices in Environmental Learning for Students with Disabilities: What are Environmental Learning organizations doing?”. 

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. Your shared insights on current practices in the field of EL to support the inclusion of diverse populations, specifically students with disabilities, are needed!

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. 

Participation is completely voluntary, and you can end your participation at any time by closing your web browser with the open survey. At the end of the survey, you have the option 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. Please share widely among your networks!  

Survey Link:

Questions? Please contact Michelle Silvers 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.