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Alex Kudryavtsev
Research Associate
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I am an environmental education researcher in the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. My current research focuses on urban agriculture education that promotes school sustainability, youth civic engagement, climate action, and environmental justice and literacy. Along with my colleagues, I create and teach global online courses for the professional development of environmental educators. I am the first editor of Urban Environmental Education Review (Cornell University Press, 2017). I also serve as an adviser for the Global Environmental Education Partnership (collaboration between the US EPA, Taiwan EPA, and NAAEE). I enjoy reading, writing, plant-based eating, and traveling the world.




Communities are an important part of environmental education, including in schools. Through this panel, several experts from the US and other countries discussed how to strengthen community engagement in school-based environmental education. We will post the results of this discussion on the NAAEE website, but the panel presentations are already available:

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In 2023, I taught our popular course "Environmental Education and Community Engagement."More than 800 environmental teachers and educators from 50 countries took this course. If you are interested to watch some webinars from this course, click here:

I regularly attend conferences, including the NAAEE conference and the World Environmental Education Congress. But it also makes me happy to participate in smaller conferences and meet local teachers and educators. During the recent AEOE conference in California, I ran into two outstanding educators: Blanca Hérnandez and José González, and we recorded this clip for a longer research interview.

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