Earth Day Network Names Christine Robertson as Director of Education

February 28, 2013

Earth Day Network Names Christine Robertson as Director of Education

WASHINGTON – Earth Day Network has named Christine Robertson as Director of Education. Robertson will oversee the organization’s green schools program. In this capacity, she will manage facility sustainability projects, education-related governmental outreach, and the creation of environmental curricula used in schools throughout the world.

Robertson’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, she worked with the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education affiliated with New York University. She implemented 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.

In 2010, Robertson was awarded the Environmental Education Scholarship for Academic Study at the NAAEE Annual Conference in Buffalo, and she was a New York University 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.

“Earth Day Network is at the forefront of the green schools movement, a movement that is critically important in creating the next generation of environmental leaders who will propel us to a sustainable future,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. “Christine’s drive and her experience as an educator will help us continue to lead in this important area.”

Robertson 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.

“I’m pleased about the work I’m involved in at Earth Day Network, and I feel fortunate to be part of an organization making significant strides for the environmental movement,” said Robertson. “I look forward to continued collaboration with partners, old and new, in order to best support the important work of educating and inspiring young people.”

For more information about Earth Day Network’s education program, go to earthday.org/campaigns/education.


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