Conference Keynotes 2017

Conference Keynotes

Bora Simmonssimmons

Bora Simmons is the founding director of the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education. The Project was initiated in 1993 by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) to help educators develop and Account Suspended

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deliver effective environmental education programs.  After twenty years as a professor of environmental education at Northern Illinois University, Bora retired in 2007 and moved the Project to the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at the University of Oregon. 

Bora has been actively involved in environmental education research, evaluation, and professional development for over thirty years.  She has taught courses, given presentations, and facilitated workshops internationally. She served on the NAAEE board of directors and as its president. Her service has included numerous steering committees and boards of directors, including the National Project Learning Tree Education Operating Committee and Environmental Education and Conservation Global.

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Dan MacNulty

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Dan MacNulty is a wildlife ecologist with expertise in the ecology of predator-prey interactions. He has studied wolf-ungulate interactions in Yellowstone National Park since wolves were reintroduced there in 1995. He started as a field technician monitoring wolves after they were released, conducted research on the behavioral ecology of wolf-ungulate interactions as a graduate student (MS and PhD, University of Minnesota) and post-doctoral researcher (Michigan Tech. University), and now leads an NSF-funded study of the effects of wolves on elk demography and movement as an assistant professor (Utah State University).

His work has been published in a variety of journals, including Ecology Letters, Journal of Animal Ecology, and Behavioral Ecology and is featured in a new book entitled Wolves on the Hunt: The Behavior of Wolves Hunting Wild Prey co-authored with Dave Mech and Doug Smith and published by the University of Chicago Press.

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What is USEE?

The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, has been a statewide leader in promoting high quality environmental education in Utah since 1981. USEE encourages environmental literacy by teaching Utahans how to think, not what to think, about the environment.

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