Stephan Carlson

Stephan P. Carlson, PhD. is a Professor/Extension Educator for the University of Minnesota Extension for the last 19 years. He has 30 years of experience in the field of environmental education and has developed a number of publications and curricula in this area. He was instrumental in developing the original “A GreenPrint for Minnesota; State Plan for Environmental Education” and the Teacher Preparation Project both reports submitted to the Office of Environmental Assistance as an LCCMR project in 1997. He teaches university courses on environmental education/interpretation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research (NSF REESE, #0635559) over the last few years has focused on measuring the impact of environmental field day programs throughout Minnesota. He has developed an observation tool that reflects the “Best practices of environmental field days” and is being used through the country to assess informal out-of-school science learning experiences. He also works with two other STEM initiatives with the STEM Education Center at on the White Earth Reservation: Reach for the Sky and Ah neen dush