It’s a Team Effort

We have partnerships with informal education programs, volunteers, and regional transit authorities in Kansas, Missouri, and Massachusetts.


Team Members

Robert Chen, Ph.D., Professor of Carbon Biogeochemistry in the School for the Environment at UMass Boston (Principal Investigator)

Lois Hetland, Ed.D., Professor of Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art and Design ( co-PI)

Kim Starbuck, M.S., Environmental Science, Research Associate, Urban Harbors Institute at UMass Boston

Jill Lohmeier, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Research and Evaluation in Education at UMass Lowell’s College of Education and Director of UMass Lowell’s Center for Program Evaluation (Principal Investigator)

Stephen Mishol, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Art at UMass Lowell (co-PI)

Shanna Rose Thompson, Ed.D., Center for Program Evaluation Manager and Adjunct Professor at UMass Lowell

Steven Schrock, Ph.D., P.E., F.ITE., Professor and Director, Transportation Research Center at the University of Kansas (Principal Investigator)

Claudia Bode, Ph.D., Education Director, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, University of Kansas (co-PI)

Kevin Townsend, M.F.A., Professor, Kansas State University

Irene Goodman, Ed.D., President of Goodman Research Group, Inc., External Evaluator

Karen Gareis, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate at Goodman Research Group, Inc., External Evaluator

Advisory Committee Members

Julie Benyo, Education Consultant

Linda Cabot, Founder and President, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs

Lynn Dierking, Professor, College of Education, Oregon State University

Connie Roser-Reouf, Associate Research Professor, Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University

Rick Wilson, Associate Professor in Marketing at Texas State University