Rebecca Meyer has more than 15 years of experience designing and delivering experiential programs for youth. Her programs have focused on environmental and science education in schools, non-formal settings, and nature areas. She was a Minnesota regional trainer in science and engineering activities for community-based organizations through the National Partnership for After School Science project (N-PASS). She co-wrote a revised national curriculum, the Exploring Your Environment series (2010), and co-author of the Building Environmental Youth Leadership: A High School Service-learning Curriculum (2003).
Rebecca currently focuses on design and development of educational programs, curricula and other resources for use with youth and adults, including: a National Science Foundation-funded project called Enabling Authentic Inquiry through Citizen Science, and the national Museums Afterschool: Principles, Data, and Design project, which aims to identify design principles for high quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programming in out-of-school-time settings.
Academic degrees and experience
- M.Ed., environmental education, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2002
- Post-baccalaureate certificate with high distinction, environmental education, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1997
- B.A., environmental studies with minors in geography and philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1996
Clarke, K., Haugen, H. L., Meyer, R.L., Piehl, B., & Pokorney, N. (2010). Exploring Your Environment: Facilitator’s Guide. 4-H national curriculum
Meyer, R.L. (2005). The Effects of Green Space on Urban Children’s Sense of Community. Eds. Gilbertson, K., & Murphy, A. Proceedings from the Minnesota Association for Environmental Education Twelfth Annual Conference
Deidrick, J., Harries, K., Hegland, N., Meyer, R., Orcutt, L., & Sheehan, T. (2004). Minnesota 4-H Youth Development Program Planning Model. Saint Paul: University of Minnesota Extension Service
Meyer, N.J. & Meyer, R.L. (2004). Building Environmental Youth Leadership: A High- school Service-learning Curriculum. Saint Paul: University of Minnesota Extension Service. Item 08104. Updated 2006
Reviewed in 2019