Education

Steven Kerlin, Ph.D.

Steven C. Kerlin, Ph.D.

Director of Education

970 Spencer Road

Avondale, PA 19311

610-268-2153 x 297

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About Steve

Steve Kerlin, Ph.D., is the director of education at Stroud Water Research Center. His academic degrees focus on science and environmental education from Penn State. His research interests are in environmental and science education, technology to enhance and extend outdoor education, educator professional development, and inquiry-based teaching and learning. Kerlin was a middle and high school science teacher at Penns Valley School District in central Pennsylvania for seven years and an assistant professor of science education and environmental education for a combined 6.5 years at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP). At NKU he was also the director of the Center for Environmental Education. At UWSP he was also a statewide extension and outreach specialist in nature center and camp management. Kerlin is an Eagle Scout and worked at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation for 10 summers. When not at work, Kerlin enjoys kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, and other outdoor adventures with his family.

Education

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2009. Major: Curriculum & Instruction. Areas of Emphasis: Science & Environmental Education

M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2007. Major: Curriculum & Instruction. Area of Emphasis: Science Education

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1998. Major: Secondary Education. Areas of Emphasis: Science Education with teaching certifications in Earth/Space Science & General Science

Previous Positions

July 2013 – December 2015: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Assistant Professor of Environmental Education/Interpretation & Youth Programming/Camp Management

July 2013 – December 2015: University of Wisconsin Extension, State-Wide Specialist in Nature Center Management and Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education Outreach Specialist

July 2009 - June 2013: Northern Kentucky University, Assistant Professor of Science and Environmental Education and Director of the Center for Environmental Education

1998 - 2005: Penns Valley Area School District, 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Science Teacher

Publications and Research

Peer Reviewed Academic Journal Articles

Kerlin, S., Santos, R., & Bennett, W. (2015). Green schools as learning laboratories? Teachers’ perceptions of their first year in a new green middle school. Journal of Sustainability Education, 8. Retrieved from http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/category/departments/scholarly-features/

Lane, J., Baker, A., Franzen, R., Kerlin, S., & Schuller, S. (2015). Designing Resilient Energy Education Programs for a Sustainable Future. Journal of Sustainability Education, 8. Retrieved from http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/content/2015/01/

Kerlin, S., Carlsen, W., Kelly, G., Goehring, E. (online 2012, print 2013). Global Learning Communities: A comparison of online domestic and international science class partnerships. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 22(4), 475-487.

Kerlin, S. (2012). Professional development strategies that promote science inquiry teaching and learning. Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 10, 74-87.

Kerlin, S., McDonald, S., Kelly, G. (2010). Complexity of secondary scientific data sources and students' argumentative discourse. International Journal of Science Education, 32(9), 1207-1225.

Kerlin, S., McDonald, S., Kelly, G. (2009). Mapping a science inquiry unit. Journal of Classroom Interaction, 43(2), 4-13.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapter

Carlsen, W.S., Goehring, E., Kerlin, S.C. (2014). From Local to Extreme Environments (FLEXE): Connecting students and scientists in online forums. In V.C.H. Tong (Ed.), Geoscience Research and Outreach: Schools and Public Engagement (pp. 81-89), Book #21 in Innovations in Science Education and Technology series. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

Peer Reviewed Articles in Conference Proceedings

Kerlin, S., Goehring, E., Carlsen, W. (2010). Online science collaborations: A comparison of domestic and international learning communities in Gomez, K., Lyons, L., & Radinsky, J. (Eds.) Learning in the Disciplines: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010) – Volume 2, Short Papers, Symposia, and Selected Abstracts. International Society of the Learning Sciences: Chicago, IL.

Kerlin, S., Goehring, E., Carlsen, W., Larsen, J., Fisher, C. (2009). Design of an online global learning community: International collaboration of grades 7-9 science students in Dimitracopoulou, A., O’Malley, C., Suthers, D., & Reimann, P. (Eds.) Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices: CSCL 2009 Community Events Proceedings. International Society of the Learning Sciences: Rhodes, Greece.

Research Report

Kerlin, S., Kacoroski, J., and Liddicoat, K. (2015). Status and Needs of Environmental Education Related Organizations in Wisconsin: Results of the 2014 state-wide survey. UW-Cooperative Extension, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education and the Wisconsin Environmental Education Consortium. Available online at http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/wcee/Pages/publications.aspx and http://www.waee.dreamhosters.com/state-wide-ee-survey.

Research Projects in Progress

iPads and Mobile Technologies to Enhance Environmental & Outdoor Education (2 manuscripts in progress, Green Teacher and Applied Environmental Education & Communication journals).

Recommendations for Increasing Capacity and Sustaining Operations of Nature Centers and Similar Outdoor Education Organizations: Findings based on analysis of state-wide 2014 WI Status & Needs Survey of Environmental Education Related Organizations (manuscript writing in progress).

Land Management Aligned to the Missions of Nature Centers, Camps, Parks and similar organizations (data collection in progress, Journal for Civic Engagement or Journal of Extension).

Using the Environmental as an Interdisciplinary Theme for Increasing the Quality of STEM Educators: Data collection and findings based on external evaluation of undergraduate STEM fellows experiences at seven different Kentucky universities’ centers for environmental education or field stations (data collection in progress).

Teachers Perceptions of Environmental Education and Recommendations for In-service Teacher Professional Development in Environmental Education: Findings based on analysis of environmental education improvement projects in three spring semesters of graduate-level environmental education methods courses (manuscript in writing in progress).

Intellectual Property - Instructional Technology Resource

Kerlin, S., Steinitz-Kannan, M., Mayfield, H. in collaboration with the NKU Center for Applied Informatics. (2012). Water Quality [Apple mobile application software]. Highland Heights: KY.

Dissertation

Kerlin, S. (2009). Global learning communities: Science classrooms without walls. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Graduate Research Assistantship, The Pennsylvania State University Center for Science & the Schools (CSATS) (Fall 2007 – Summer 2009) From Local to Extreme Environments (FLEXE) National Science Foundation funded Earth Systems Science Project (ESSP) partnership project between CSATS and the GLOBE Program. Researcher, curriculum developer, teacher trainer, day-to-day management of online and school-based program for 1400 middle and high school students and 50 teachers in the U.S., Germany, Thailand, and Australia.

Instructors’ Manual

Goehring, E., Carlsen, W., Fisher, C., Kerlin, S., Smith, M., Simms, E., Blackman, D., Williams, C. (2008). From Local to Extreme Environments (FLEXE) Pilot Activity Guide: Energy Unit. The GLOBE Program, 116 pgs.

Master’s Thesis

Kerlin, S. (2007). Student argumentative discourse in a seismology unit with different scientific data sources. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Publications in the Public Press

Knutson, S. & Kerlin, S. (2015, March). Nature Centers Teach about Water Quality. Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Newsletter.

Kerlin, S. & Rydberg, V. (2015, March). Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction News in PK-16 Education Chalk Talk: Nature Centers Collaborative Promoting Access to EE. EE in Wisconsin Newsletter.

Hougham, J. & Kerlin, S. (2015, February). Nature Centers Teach STEM Skills. Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Newsletter.

Kerlin, S. (2015, February). 2014 Report of Status and Needs of Environmental Education Related Organizations Now Available. The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education News to Note Newsletter.

Munoz, S. & Kerlin, S. (2015, January). WI Nature Centers Model and Teach About Environmental Health. Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Newsletter.

Kerlin, S. (2015, January). Collaborative Networking Benefits Environmental Education Organizations in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education News to Note Newsletter and the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Bulletin.

Nickels, J. & Kerlin, S. (2014, December). WI Nature Centers Promote Health & Wellness. Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Newsletter.

Clark, R. & Kerlin, S. (2014, November). WI Nature Centers Engage Learners in Recycling, Waste Reduction, & Environmental Stewardship. Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Newsletter.

Ewing, T. & Kerlin, S. (2014, October). WI Nature Centers Provide Energy Education for Local School Partners. Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Newsletter.

Kerlin, S. (2014, April). Nature Center Collaborative and EE Consortium Update. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Bulletin.

Kerlin, S. (2014, April). Update on the 2014 WI Environmental Education Organizations Status and Needs Survey. The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education’s News to Note.

Kerlin, S. (2014, February 20). Grant to assist nature centers, camps with land management. UW-Cooperative Extension Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development Newsletter.

Research and Development (R & D) and Business Workgroup. (2013). Research and Business Development Working Group Viewpoint, white paper position statement following the Technology to Empower Citizen Scientists Workshop 2013. Technology to Empower Citizen Scientists.

Research and Outreach Coverage by the Public Press

Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. (2015, May). Member Highlight, Dr. Steve Kerlin, Award Winner, 2015 UWSP College of Natural Resources Outreach Education Award. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Bulletin.

Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. (2015, March). Wisconsin Nature Centers Collaborative: What is a SIG? Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Bulletin.

Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. (2015, February). Coming together over results of statewide survey. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Bulletin.

Hutchens, J. (2013, October). Welcome New Facilitator. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Project WILD, Project WET Water Education for Teachers Wisconsin Facilitator Newsletter.

Redling, A. (2013, Summer). New Technology Feature: New Water Quality Apps. Environmental Monitor: Application and Technology News for Environmental Professionals.

Davis, F. (2013, April 16). NKU Research Foundation grant expands NKU environmental monitoring app. Soapbox Cincinnati online magazine.

Driehaus, B. (2012, December) Watershed Moment. Discover: Celebrating Northern Kentucky University Research and Creativity, 5, 4-6. Reprinted as Driehaus, B. (2012, December 12). Researchers Finding Ways to Give Ohio, Licking Rivers a Chance. The River City News online newspaper.

Mayhew, C. (2012, July 12). Rediscovering the river. Fort Thomas Recorder, p. A7.

Blevins, R. (2012, April 18). Campus events offer earthly insights: Environmental group organizes daily activities during Earth Week. The Northerner, 49(13), 11.

Presentations

Academic Presentations

International

Kerlin, S. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, “State-wide Surveys of EE Organizations Identify Needs: Examples from WI,” San Diego, CA. (accepted for presentation October 15-18, 2015).

Bennett, W., Santos, R., Wilson, T., Allen, D. & Kerlin, S. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, “NASA STEM Fellows: Using the Environment to Enhance STEM Instruction Symposium,” San Diego, CA. (under review).

Kerlin, S., Kacoroski, J., Liddicoat, K. & Franzen, B. 8th World Environmental Education Congress, “The Use of Mobile Technologies to Enhance Outdoor Education and Connections to the Natural Environment,” Gothenburg, Sweden. (June 29 – July 2, 2015).

Kerlin, S., Liddicoat, K. & Kacoroski, J. 8th World Environmental Education Congress, “Status and Needs Survey of EE Organizations Shows Trends and Recommendations to Promote Future Successes,” Gothenburg, Sweden. (June 29 – July 2, 2015).

Kerlin, S. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, “Initiatives and Process of the Current Wisconsin State Consortium,” Ottawa, Canada. (October 8-11, 2014).

Solin, J., Franzen, R., Tomaszewski, J., & Kerlin, S. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, “The State of EE in Wisconsin: Policies, Programs, and Partnerships,” Ottawa, Canada. (October 8-11, 2014).

Kerlin, S. North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, “Design and Analysis of Large-Scale Environmental Education Status and Needs Surveys,” Ottawa, Canada. (October 7-8, 2014).

Kerlin, S. North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, “Thematic analysis of educators’ Environmental Education Improvement Plans,” Baltimore, MD. (October 8-9, 2013).

Kerlin, S., McCombs, B., & Hopfensperger, K. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, “Establishment of an interdisciplinary university Regional Ecological Stewardship Initiative,” Baltimore, MD. (October 9-12, 2013).

Kerlin, S., Steinitz-Kannan, M., & Mayfield, H. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, “Merging field studies with mobile and online technologies,” Oakland, CA. (October 10-13, 2012).

Carlsen, W., Krosunger, S., Goehring, E., Kerlin, S., & Kemi, J. North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, “Effects on student participation and learning of interactions with environmental scientists in two GLOBE projects,” Oakland, CA. (October 9-10, 2012).

Kerlin, S. & Bennett, W. North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, “Longitudinal study of a green school as a learning laboratory,” Oakland, CA. (October 9-10, 2012).

Kerlin, S., Gamrat, C., North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, “Energy resources and instructional products generated in online teacher collaborations,” North American Association for Environmental Education, Raleigh, NC. (October 12-15, 2011).

Carlsen, W., Kerlin, S., Goehring, E. North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, “Innovative approaches to evaluation research in an environmental education project,” North American Association for Environmental Education, Raleigh, NC. (October 11-12, 2011).

Kerlin, S., Gamrat, C. North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, “Teacher use of online collaboration tools for professional development,” North American Association for Environmental Education, Raleigh, NC. (October 11-12, 2011).

Kerlin, S., Carlsen, W., Kelly, G., & Goehring, E., World Environmental Education Congress, “Students’ online argumentative discussion of local and extreme environments,” Brisbane, Australia. (July 19-23, 2011).

Kerlin, S., North American Association of Environmental Education 2010 Conference, “A multifaceted approach to teacher professional development in energy education,” North American Association for Environmental Education, Buffalo, NY. (October 2, 2010).

Kerlin, S., Goehring, E., Carlsen. 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), “Online science collaborations: A comparison of domestic and international learning communities,” Chicago, IL. (July 1, 2010).

Kerlin, S., Goehring, E., Carlsen, W., Larsen, J., Fisher, C., International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, “Design of an online global learning community: International collaboration of grades 7-9 science students,” International Society of the Learning Sciences, Rhodes, Greece. (June 11, 2009).

McDonald, S., Criswell, B., Kerlin, S., National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, “The impact of video analysis on the development of professional vision in pre-service and practicing teachers,” National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA. (April 21, 2009).

McDonald, S., Criswell, B., DeLone, S., Kerlin, S., National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, “Invisible College for Inquiry Science Study (ICISS),” National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA. (April 20, 2009).

Kerlin, S., McDonald, S., Kelly, G., National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, “Student argumentative discourse in a seismology inquiry unit,” National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD. (April 2, 2008).

Kerlin, S., McDonald, S., Kelly, G., Hawaii International Conference on Education, “Mapping a science inquiry unit,” Honolulu, HI. (January 7, 2008).

Kerlin, S., Goehring, E., Larsen, J., Simms, E., Smith, M., American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, “From Local to Extreme (FLEXE): Promoting earth systems science literacy through student inquiry and real data,” American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (December 13, 2007).

Goehring, E., Kerlin, S., Larsen, J., GLOBE Annual Conference, “Making connections between local and extreme environments: FLEXE ESSP,” GLOBE, San Antonio, TX. (August 1, 2007).

National

Bennett, W., Humphrey, D., & Kerlin, S. Green Schools National Conference, “Benefits of green schools on academic achievement and attitudes: A research approach,” Denver, CO. (February 27-29, 2012).

KKerlin, S., Bennett, W., & Humphrey, D. Green Schools National Conference, “Curriculum and professional development in a green school learning laboratory,” Denver, CO. (February 27-29, 2012).

Regional

Kerlin, S. Midwest Environmental Education Conference, “Creating Partnerships: The WI Nature Centers Collaborative,” Madison, WI. (under review).

Kerlin, S., Liddicoat, K. & Franzen. University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional and Instructional Development Conference, “Use of Mobile Apps to Enhance Learning and Engage Digital Natives,” Green Lake, WI. (April 16-17, 2015).

Kerlin, S., Kacoroski, J. & Liddicoat, K. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Winter Workshop, “Report of Results of 2014 Status & Needs Survey of WI EE Organizations,” Treehaven Field Station, WI. (January 23-25, 2015).

Kerlin, S., Burns, K., Jens, J., Hougham, J. & Anderson, S. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Winter Workshop, “Panel Discussion: Examples of Land Management Projects Aligned with EE Missions,” Treehaven Field Station, WI. (January 23-25, 2015).

Kerlin, S., Kacoroski, J. & Liddicoat, K. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education 2014 Annual Conference and Green & Healthy Schools Institute, “2014 State-wide EE Status and Needs Survey Results,” Stevens Point, WI. (August 13-15, 2014).

Kerlin, S., Perryman-Gebhardt, K., Larson, N., Schram, J., Brown, E., & Anderson, S. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education 2014 Annual Conference and Green & Healthy Schools Institute, “EE State Consortium Initiatives to Increase the Capacity of EE in WI,” Stevens Point, WI. (August 13-15, 2014).

Kerlin, S., Burns, K., Jens, J., Hougham, J., Heusinkveld, J., Grabbs, T. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Winter Workshop, “Land Management Plans and Practices at WI Nature Centers: A Panel Discussion,” Treehaven Field Station, WI. (January 24-26, 2014).

Santos, R., Kerlin, S., & Bennett, W. Kentucky Association for Environmental Education and Southeast Regional Environmental Education Conference, “Research of green school teacher focus groups,” Cumberland Lake State Park, KY. (September 14-15, 2012).

Steinitz-Kannan, M., Kerlin, S., & Mayfield, H. Ohio River Basin for Research and Education Symposium, “Merging river field studies with mobile and online technologies – A new initiative of the Ohio River STEM Institute,” Ohio University, Athens, OH. (July, 18-20, 2012).

Kerlin, S., Wilson, T., Bennett, W., Haight, A. Campus Community Partnership for Sustainability 2011 Conference, “Sustainability Initiatives of the KY University Partnership for Environmental Education,” Northern Kentucky University. (November 18-19, 2011).

Kerlin, S., Wilcox, E. Kentucky Association for Environmental Education 2011 Conference, “Developing partnerships for expanding program capacity,” Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, Louisville, KY. (September 16-17, 2011).

Chavez, J., Kerlin, S., & Bennett, W., University of Kentucky STEM Symposium, “Green school learning laboratory instructional design and research plan,” Lexington, KY. (April 29, 2011). Kerlin, S., Kentucky Association for Environmental Education 2010 Conference, “Designing environmental education improvement plans,” Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, Cave City, KY. (September 17, 2010).

Kerlin, S., Lorentz, C., Haggard, D., Conley, A., Graham, L., Kentucky Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, “Incorporating inquiry strategies in science classrooms,” Lexington, KY. (May 26, 2010).

Mower, T., Baust, J., Wilder, M., Bennett, B., Haight, A., Baker, C., Kerlin, S., Wilson, T., Hanley, C., Javed, K., Kentucky Association for Environmental Education 2009 Conference, “The Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (KUPEE): Partners in promoting environmental literacy and advancing environmental education,” Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, General Butler State Park, KY. (September 19, 2009).

Workshop Presentations

International

Kerlin, S., Association of Nature Center Administrators Annual Summit, “Land Management Aligned with the Mission of Nature Centers, a facilitated discussion session,” Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI. (August 20-24, 2014).

Larsen, J., Kerlin, S., Hardy, P., Australia FLEXE Teacher Training, “The FLEXE Project: From Local to Extreme Environments,” Footscray City College, Australia. (January 20, 2009).

Goehring, E., Larsen, J., Kerlin, S., Thailand FLEXE Teacher Training, “The FLEXE Project: From Local to Extreme Environments,” Bangkok, Thailand. (January 14, 2009).

Goehring, E., Kerlin, S., Smith, M., U.S. FLEXE Teacher Training, “FLEXE: From Local to Extreme Environments,” FLEXE, Online. (December 4, 2008).

Goehring, E., Larsen, J., Kerlin, S., Simms, E., GLOBE Partner Professional Development Workshop, “From Local to Extreme Environments (FLEXE),” GLOBE, Boulder, CO. (August 3, 2008).

National

Mayfield, H. & Kerlin, S. Technology to Empower Citizen Scientists: A workshop to define technology development goals that will expand the power and reach of citizen-based monitoring for the protection of stream biodiversity, An invitation-only conference co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati Green Umbrella, Northern Kentucky University and Confluence, “Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment Using New NKU Water Quality App,” Northern Kentucky University, KY. (March 25-27, 2013).

Regional

Kerlin, S. UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension, Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development Professional Development Conference, “Overview of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education,” Treehavan, Tomahawk, WI. (May 13-14, 2015).

Hougham, J. & Kerlin, S. Wisconsin Society for Science Teachers Conference, “Outdoor Technology Workshop,” Wisconsin Dells, WI. (March 5, 2015).

Kerlin, S. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Winter Workshop, “Eight Open Space Discussions to Improve Management of Environmental Education Organizations,” Treehaven Field Station, WI. (January 23-25, 2015).

Kerlin, S. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education 2014 Annual Conference and Green & Healthy Schools Institute, “WI Nature Center Collaborative and Open Space Discussions,” Stevens Point, WI. (August 13-15, 2014).

Workman, A., Kacoroski, J., Hatzenbihler, D., Gaboury, M., & Kerlin, S. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Winter Workshop, “Reviving your Winter Program through iPad Apps,” Treehaven, WI. (January, 24-26, 2014).

Kerlin, S., Herman, L., Mell, R. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Annual Conference, “Water Quality: A Stream Study Mobile App to Enhance Learning,” UW-Lacrosse, WI. (August 7-9, 2013).

Kerlin, S., Steinitz-Kannan, M., Rice, A. Kentucky Association for Environmental Education and Southeast Regional Environmental Education Conference, “Field studies and technology: A water quality mobile app,” Cumberland Lake State Park, KY. (September 14-15, 2012).

Kerlin, S., “Project Wild Curriculum Training,” NKU Center for Environmental Education, Northern Kentucky University. (March, 2012).

Wilcox, E., Kerlin, S. Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, “Soil Activities, Get Your Hands Dirty!”, Louisville, KY. (September 16-17, 2011).

Kerlin, S., “Project Wild Curriculum Training,” NKU Center for Environmental Education, Northern Kentucky University. (April 20 & 27, 2011).

Wilcox, E., Kerlin, S., Jacobs, M., “Split Rock Conservation Park Educator Workshop,” NKU Center for Environmental Education and Wildlife Conservation Kentucky, Inc., Camp Michaels, BSA. (March 19, 2011).

Lorentz, C., Kannan, M., Mayfield, H., Kerlin, S., Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education 2010 Conference Teacher Workshop, “River Educator Workshop,” Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education, Thomas More College Biology Field Station. (October 17, 2010).

Kerlin, S., Crowley, E., The Ultimate Educator EXPO, “NKU EE Activity Resources for Teachers,” Greater Cincinnati Environmental Educators, Cincinnati Zoo. (September 14, 2010). Kerlin, S., Baker, C., The Ultimate Educator EXPO, “NKU Center for EE: Resources and professional development,” Greater Cincinnati Environmental Educators, Cincinnati Zoo, OH. (September 15, 2009).

Kerlin, S., CSATS Teacher Workshop, “From Local to Extreme Environments,” Center for Science and the Schools, State College, PA. (April 5, 2008).

Invited Speaker

Kermish-Allen, R., Stylinski, C., & Kerlin, S. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, “Current Findings: Research You Can Use,” San Diego, CA. (scheduled for presentation October 15-18, 2015).

Kerlin, S. Indiana Bicentennial Nature Center Network, “Overview and Recommendations from the WI Nature Centers Collaborative,” Teleconference hosted by Children of Indiana Nature Park, IN (June 17, 2015).

Kerlin, S. UW-Stevens Point NRES 367 Park Interpretation & NRES 368 Oral Interpretation Methods Course, “WI Nature Centers Collaborative: Projects and Career Opportunities,” UW-Stevens Point, WI (November 19, 2014).

Kerlin, S. Kenton County Science Teacher Conference, “Inquiry Science Teaching,” Turkey Foot Middle School, KY. (June 3, 2011).

Kerlin, S. Northern Kentucky University ENV 115: Careers in Environmental Science, “Careers in Environmental Education,” NKU, KY. (December 7, 2009 & September 1, 2010).

Kerlin, S. Math and Science Upward Bound – Penn State University, “Careers in Science Education,” State College, PA (July 11, 2007).

Awards

  • UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources Outreach Award (2015).
  • National Space Grant Graduate Fellowship. (2008-2009).
  • Lavanda P. Muller Graduate Fellowship in Education. (2007-2008).
  • Eva Diefenderfer Graduate Fellowship in the College of Education. (2006-2007).
  • Robert Graham Endowed Graduate Fellowship. (2005-2006).
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1994).

Certifications & Memberships

Licensures and Certifications

  • Earth/Space Science and General Science Level II Teaching Certificate Grades 7-12, Pennsylvania Department of Education. (May 2004 - Permanent).
  • Earth/Space Science and General Science Level I Teaching Certificate Grades 7-12, Pennsylvania Department of Education. (May 1998 - 2004).
  • Project Learning Tree Facilitator, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education. (August, 2013).
  • Project WILD and WILD Aquatic Facilitator, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources. (February, 2010).
  • Project WET Facilitator, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources. (June 2011).
  • Camp Program Director, Boy Scouts of America National Camping School. (May 1995).
  • Ecology/Conservation Director, Boy Scouts of America National Camping School. (May 1997).

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. (August 2013 – Present, Elected to Board of Directors for 2014-2016).
  • North American Association of Environmental Education. (July 2010 – Present).
  • Association of Nature Center Administrators, (March 2013 – Present).
  • Kentucky Association for Environmental Education. (September 2009 - Present).
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (March 2015 – Present).
  • National Association of Research in Science Teaching. (January 2005 - 2013).
  • Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education. (2011 – 2013).
  • Kentucky Academy of Science. (November 2010 – 2013)
  • National Science Teachers' Association. (1994 - 2013).
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences. (June 2009 – June 2011).
  • American Geophysical Union. (November 2007 – November 2009).