Thomas leads presentations at NAAEE and ASHE conferences
Nov. 16, 2018
Becky Thomas, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, recently presented research with students and colleagues at two conferences, helping environmental and sustainability education professionals become more engaged in their communities.
Thomas led an oral presentation at the North American Association of Environmental Education conference in Spokane, Washington. The presentation, titled "Service Learning as a Powerful Pedagogy for Environmental Sustainability Education," included student co-presenters: Samantha Laurence, a graduate student majoring in environmental education and park resource management from Grove City; Jacob Smith, a graduate student majoring in environmental education and park resource management from Pittsburgh; and Paul Hedzik, a senior park and resource management major from Freedom.
Thomas, Laurence, Smith and Shawn Davis, assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, were co-authors of a poster that was presented at the Association of Sustainability in Higher Education conference in Pittsburgh. Their poster was titled, "Learning From the Past to Inform the Future: Leveraging Campus-Community Partnerships Through Dialogue."