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 Mrs. Christine McHenry-Glenn 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Christine Glenn is an Instructor in the PREE Department at SRU. Christine has worked at SRU since 2001 where she has experience working as a Program Coordinator for the Robert A. Macoskey Center as well as teaching in the undergraduate and graduate program in Park and Resource Management. Christine also worked for the Pennsylvania Resources Council, Earth Force, Brockwood Park School (Hampshire, England), William P. Snyder Middle School, Sharpsville High School, Three Sisters Farm, and Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Christine specializes in planning and design.    Her classes focus on environmental analysis and recreation planning, and are based on real-world application and projects.   Her interests include hiking, organic gardening, painting, drawing and studying medicinal and edible wild plants of western PA. Christine has classical vocal training and performance experience. She has traveled in Japan, India, Nepal, England, Wales, Scotland,Greece and across the United States.

Education

  • M.S., Sustainable Systems, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Drawing and Painting, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Workshops Presented

 Summers of 2000-2012  Permaculture Design Course, Sandy Lake, PA: Presenter.   Presented a variety of permaculture concepts to students of the two-week intensive permaculture certification workshop at Three Sisters Farm in Sandy Lake, PA

February 2011- 13  Understanding Site Conditions,  Phipps Garden Center, Pittsburgh, PA.  Designed and presented a 3.5 hour hands-on workshop on site analysis.

October 2012   Introduction to Composting,   Slippery Rock University: Presenter.  Designed and presented a 1 hour home-scale composting workshop. 

2010 - Organic Gardening Workshop, Jennings Environmental Center. Designed and presented a 15-minute presentation on “Getting Started with Organic Gardening.”    

2010 - Introduction to Permaculture, Pittsburgh, PA. Designed and presented a one-hour presentation on Permaculture Principles.

2009 - PAEE 2009 Conference, Entriken, PA: Co-Presenter. Co-presented on “Schoolyard Gardens – Gardening with Children”

2009, 2007, 2005 - Pittsburgh Partnership Project, Slippery Rock University: Instructor. Designed and facilitated a one-week program on watershed/water issues for high-school students from the city of Pittsburgh.

2009, 2008, 2007 - Watershed Awareness Workshops, Slippery Rock University: Presenter. Presented a three-hour hands-on workshop for SRU pre-service teachers on watershed issues.

2007 - Design Charette – Macoskey Center Renovations, Slippery Rock University: Facilitator. Facilitated a meeting to determine the direction of the Macoskey Center’s renovation and design.

2006 - Permaculture Design Course, Sandy Lake, PA: Presenter. Presented a variety of permaculture concepts to students of the two-week intensive permaculture certification workshop at Three Sisters Farm in Sandy Lake, PA

2006 - PAEE 2006 Conference, Antioch Village: Co-Presenter.  Co-presented on “Propagating Native Plants”

2006 - Permaculture Design on School Grounds,  Avella, IN: Co-Presenter. Co-presented a two-day workshop on permaculture design to elementary school teachers at Oak Farm Montessori School, and consulted on school ground design.  

2006 - School Yard Ecology – Teachers Workshop, Sandy Lake, PA: Presenter. Designed and presented a three-day teacher workshop entitled School Yard Ecology: An integrated approach to teaching environmental and ecology standards

2004 - Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania Training, Pittsburgh, PA: Presenter. Presented on “Promoting Recycling and Composting at School Colleges and Institutions” and “Special Events Promotion”

Grants Awarded

2008 – $73,568 from PA DEP 901 Planning Grants Program to implement phase 1 of a food waste composting pilot project within Allegheny County. (Co-authored)

2007 - $15,000 from PA DEP Environmental Education Grants Program to design and implement two separate three-day summer teacher workshops in Venango and Allegheny Counties during the summer of 2008.

2007 - $7500 from Western Pennsylvania Watershed Program to implement a Schools Working for the Watershed Program with West Jefferson Hills School District middle school students along Peters Creek in Westmoreland County.

2006 - $10,000 from PA DEP Environmental Education Grants Program to develop an implement a series of watershed awareness workshops for pre-service teachers at Slippery Rock University

2005 - $35,000 from PA DEP 902 Recycling Grants Program to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a food waste collection and composting system that would service universities, grocery stores food purveyors, and hospitals in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.  (Co-authored)

2005 - $10,000 from PA DEP Environmental Education Grants Program to develop and implement a three-day summer teacher workshop at Three Sisters Farm in Sandy Lake, PA.

2003  - $11,106.50 from PA DEP Growing Green Grants Program to develop an educational/community service program called “Schools Working for the Watershed Program,” to be implemented in middle and high schools in southwestern PA.

2003 - $400.00 from Venango Center for Creative Development to design and implement Phase III of the Butterfly Garden / Outdoor Classroom Project at Slippery Rock Area Elementary School

2002 - $1000.00 from Venango Center for Creative Development to design and implement Phase II of the Butterfly Garden / Outdoor Classroom Project at Slippery Rock Area Elementary School

2001 - $1500.00 from Venango Center for Creative Development to design and implement Phase I of the Butterfly Garden / Outdoor Classroom Project at Slippery Rock Area Elementary School

Publications

Illustrations for Frey, D. (2010). Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishing

Mallory, S. and Walters, C. (2000) Passive solar heating analysis and design for the Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research.  In Architecture, City, Environment, Proceedings of PLEA 2000, Cambridge, UK (July 2000) (pp155-159). London: James and James (Science Publishers) Ltd.

Committees   

SRU Campus Trail Committee.

Presidents Commission for Sustainability, Slippery Rock University (2010 to Present)

PA DEP Statewide Organics Recycling Taskforce (2001 to 2002)

 

Phone:
(724) 738-4221

Fax:
(724) 738-2938

Email Me

Office:
Slippery Rock University
PREE Department
105 Patterson Hall
Slippery Rock, PA 16057