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NC State Professor Recognized For Advancing Environmental Education

Kathryn Stevenson, an associate professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State, was recently honored with the William C. Everhart Award by the Clemson University Institute for Parks in recognition of her efforts to advance the practice of environmental education.

Stevenson’s research focuses on the benefits of time outdoors and how youth offer unique perspectives for environmental challenges. Her most recent projects include building capacity of evaluation both in North Carolina and nationally and understanding how youth-led conversations around the environment may help overcome political polarization among adults.

Beyond research, Stevenson is an active environmental education practitioner in communities in North Carolina and beyond. She also oversees an undergraduate environmental education minor at NC State, serves on the NC Environmental Education Certification Advisory Board, and is active in both the Environmental Educators of North Carolina and the North American Association of Environmental Education. 

This post was originally published in College of Natural Resources News.