Christine Robertson is the Director of Education at Earth Day Network. Christine’s extensive training and experience in environmental education combines hands-on work as an educator with the theoretical study of what motivates environmental responsibility. Before coming to Earth Day Network, Christine worked with the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education affiliated with New York University. She organized environmental professional development programs for teachers in close collaboration with K-12 educators, administrators, and community organizations. She has also designed curricula for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and place-based environmental education programs for university and K-12 students.
Christine earned her master’s degree in environmental conservation education and is ABD in science education at New York University. Her interests include the theory and practice of how environmental education can be most effectively incorporated into K-12 curricula in order to transform how students make environmentally responsible decisions. She holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and philosophy from Penn State. In 2010, she was awarded the Environmental Education Scholarship for Academic Study at the NAAEE Annual Conference in Buffalo, and she was a NYU Steinhardt Fellow from 2008-2011. Recently, Christine has volunteered her expertise to the EPA Office of Environmental Education to help support the EPA Environmental Education Grants Program.