Alex Kudryavtsev (Alex Russ)
I am an environmental education researcher in the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. CV (PDF file)
My mission – as a researcher and teacher – is to contribute to solving social and environmental problems through sustainability education and civic engagement in schools, nonformal education, and community settings.
I explore civic engagement in urban agriculture education. I believe that through environmental / sustainability / urban agriculture education we can empower urban residents to improve cities, human well-being, and strengthen civic participation.
I also work with my colleagues on the develop of online courses for educator professional development. In addition, conduct field experiences with an elementary school in Ithaca, NY, which will help me combine environmental education in formal and conformal settings.
Outside teaching and research, I am a traveler (all 7 continents, 50 US states, and 38 countries so far), lover of national parks, vegan (see my Instagram), and avid reader (my Goodreads). I love reading and writing.