Nicole Ardoin (2002)
Fellowship Year: 2002
Academic Background: Yale School of Forestry - Ph.D.
Current Position: Assistant Professor , Stanford University
Nicole Ardoin holds a joint appointment with the School of Education and the Woods Institute for the Environment. Professor Ardoin's research focuses on motivations for environmental behavior, with a recent emphasis on the links among sense of place, geographic scale, and environmental behavior. She researches the use of social strategies--such as education, communications, and social marketing--by non-governmental organizations to engage individuals and communities in decision-making related to natural resource management. Professor Ardoin is conducting several studies related to monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of social strategies in motivating pro-environmental behavior and achieving on-the-ground conservation results. Professor Ardoin also works in the area of visitor studies and environmental education program evaluation in settings including environmental education centers, parks, natural history museums, zoos, and aquariums.
Expertise: Environmental Education
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Other Switzer Foundation Grant Awards » Ardoin - 2008 - Trends in Environmental Education
News - Fellows » Nicole Ardoin (2002) received a grant from a Stanford institute to turn ecotourists into sustainability proponents
News - Fellows » Nicole Ardoin in Scientific American praising national parks' potential to inspire visitors to care about climate change
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