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Rebecca Meyer

Extension educator

Rebecca Meyer

Rebecca Meyer has more than 20 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). More recently she has been involved in applied research and staff development to understand and practice supporting teams in taking innovative leaps in Extension and youth program design.

Rebecca 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

Selected publications


  • Skuza, J.A., Russo, J.P., Meyer, R. (2019). A Field Guide to Program Planning in Youth Development. University of Minnesota: St. Paul, MN.
  • Meyer, R. (2019). Creating a Team Learning Environment. In Strauss, A.L., Thompson, A., Oberhauser, K. & Blair, R. (2019). Driven to Discover: Facilitator's Guide to Conducting Citizen Science and Science Investigations. (pp.101-117). University of Minnesota: St. Paul, MN.  
  • Strauss, A.L., Homayoun, T., Meyer, R.L., Nippolt, P.L., Oberhauser, K., Peterson, C., Rager, A., & Young-Isebrand, E. (2015). Driven to Discover: Facilitator's Guide to Citizen Science (Monarchs). University of Minnesota
  • Clarke, K., Haugen, H. L., Meyer, R.L., Piehl, B., & Pokorney, N. (2010). Exploring Your Environment: Facilitator’s Guide. 4-H national curriculum
  • 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


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