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Outreach Publications

Decker, D. J., Stedman, R. C., Larson, L. R., & Siemer, W. F. (2015, Spring). Hunting for wildlife management in America: Shifting perspectives and future outlook. The Wildlife Professional, 9(1), 26-29. (editorial review)

Larson, L. R., Lauber, T. B., & Kay, D. L. (2014, December). Building local capacity to respond to environmental change: Lessons from New York State. CaRDI Research & Policy Brief Series (Issue Number 63). Ithaca, NY: Community and Regional Development Institute, Cornell University. (editorial review)

Larson, L. R., Cordell, H. K., & Green, G. T. (2012, August). Time Out! How much time do kids spend outdoors? In U.S.D.A. Forest Service (Ed.), The Natural Inquirer Monograph Series (FS-1004, Number 5). Washington, DC: U.S.D.A. Forest Service.

Cordell, H. K., Green, G. T., & Larson, L. R. (2011, October). Kids are going outdoors? National survey reveals surprising information about children’s time outdoors. Parks and Recreation, 46(10), 40-41. (editorial review)

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Sharp, R. L. (2011, August). Public divided over how to manage invasive animal and plant species on Cumberland Island. The Log: An Alumni Association Publication, Fall 2011, p. 12.

Larson, L. R. (2011). A changing America is shaking up parks. The Log: An Alumni Association Publication, Spring 2011, p. 13.

Larson, L. R. (2010). Diversity in Georgia state parks. Warnell Annual Report. Athens, GA: Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources.

Larson, L. R. (2009). Environmental education study reveals kids’ outdoor awareness. The Log: An Alumni Association Publication, Spring 2009, p. 9.

Larson, L. R. (2009). Environmental education in underserved communities. Warnell Annual Report. Athens, GA: Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources.

Larson, L. (2004, July 26). Life and death in the Lamar. Asheboro, NC: North Carolina Zoological Society, Field Trip Earth. Available at: http://www.fieldtripearth.org/article.xml?id=1024

Larson, L. (2004, March 10). Paradise in peril: Chilkoot’s brown bears. Asheboro, NC: North Carolina Zoological Society, Field Trip Earth. Available at: http://www.fieldtripearth.org/article.xml?id=963

Larson, L. (2004, February 10). Macaws – treasures of the Tambopata. Asheboro, NC: North Carolina Zoological Society, Field Trip Earth. Available at: http://www.fieldtripearth.org/article.xml?id=958

Larson, L. (2004, February 10). Los guacamayos: tesoros del Tambopata. Asheboro, NC: North Carolina Zoological Society, Field Trip Earth. Available at: http://www.fieldtripearth.org/repository/2708/los_guacamayos.pdf


Mural at the Duke Lemur Center painted by Lincoln & Claire Larson (2003)

 Outreach Presentations & Workshops

Invited Outreach & Service-related Presentations:

Dayer, A., Larson, L., Cooper, C., Stedman, R., & Decker, D. (2014). Human dimensions research on the associations between conservation behaviors and birdwatching and hunting. Workshop at North American Bird Conservation Initiative, Washington, DC: September 9, 2014. Audience: NABCI Committee Members.

Warnke, K., Malcolm, K., Burroughs, J., Cerulli, T., McCaulou, L. R., Rinella, S., Dunfee, M., Frampton, J., Tidball, K., Stedman, R., & Larson, L. (2013). Food for thought: Hunting as a connection to nature through the food we eat. Associated Meeting & Panel Discussion at the Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI: October 7, 2013. Audience: Approximately 30 researchers, wildlife professionals, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (2012). Georgia State Parks Diversity Assessment: A report to site managers. Presentation to Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Atlanta, GA: April 25, 2012. Audience: 10 Georgia state park managers, assistant managers, and other personnel from across the state.

Larson, L. R. (2011) Assessment strategies and opportunities for High School Urban EcoStewards Program. Presentation for Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. July 28th, 2011. Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Audience: 10 educators, non-profit directors, and park managers working on Urban EcoStewards Program Development Team.

Larson, L. R. (2011). Tools and tips for evaluating environmental education programs. Presentation for Urban Ecology Collaborative Working Group. Mar. 23rd, 2011. USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. Audience: 15 scientists, educators, and park managers across the northeastern US.

Larson, L. R. (2010). Getting Georgia’s kids connected to nature. Presentation at the Georgia No Child Left Inside Summit on Children & the Outdoors. Covington, GA: Oct. 23rd, 2010. Audience: 12 environmental education professionals from national, state, and local agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Larson, L. R. (2010). The scientific method in action: What it means to be a real-world scientist. Presentation at Harlem Village Academies High School. New York City, NY: Oct. 4th, 2010. Audience: Approximately 100 9th-12th grade Biology students at a Harlem charter school.

Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2010). Identifying recreation opportunities in a changing society: Implications for forest lands in Georgia. Presentation at Society of American Foresters (SAF) Chapter Meeting. Helen, GA: May 13th, 2010. Audience: Approximately 25 professional foresters, land managers, and students in the Oconee Chapter of SAF.

Larson, L. R. (2010). Global climate change: What is it? Why should we care? What can we do? Interactive Webcast Presentation for 3rd-5th Grade Classrooms at Barrow Elementary School. Athens, GA: Feb., 2010. Audience: Approximately 200 elementary school students and teachers.

Whiting, J., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2009). Ethnic diversity and outdoor recreation participation in Georgia State Parks. Poster presentation at the Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great American Outdoors National Conference. Atlanta, GA: Sept. 23-26, 2009. Audience: conference attendees.

Larson, L. R. (2009). Get ’em outside: Environmental education opportunities in your community. Panel discussion member at Athens Green Expo, Athens, GA: Jan. 31st, 2009. Audience: Approximately 20 local parents attending the Athens Green Expo.

Project WET, Project WILD, & Project Learning Tree (PLT) Workshops:

Dr. Larson has facilitated or co-facilitated numerous environmental educator training workshops for college students, in-service teachers, and 4-H instructors based on the Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree curricula.

Contact him for more information about hosting one of these programs in your area.

  • Project WET. (Co-faciliator: M. Hall). Athens, GA: March 21 & 28, 2012.
  • Project Learning Tree & Project WILD. (Co-facilitator: G. Lutowski). Athens, GA: Oct. 22, 2011.
  • Project WET. (Co-faciliator: N. Pinnell). Athens, GA: Oct. 5 & 19, 2011.
  • Project WET. (Co-faciliator: N. Pinnell). Athens, GA: July 13 & 19, 2011.
  • Project WET & Project WILD. (Co-facilitator: E. Saunders). Athens, GA: Oct. 24, 2010.
  • Project WET & Project WILD. (Co-facilitator: R. Small). Athens, GA: Oct. 24, 2009.
  • Project Learning Tree. (Co-facilitator: K. Irwin). Winder, GA: Oct. 17, 2009.
  • Project WET. (Co-facilitator: J. Harper). Athens, GA: July 28, 2009.
  • Project Learning Tree. (Co-facilitators: L. Healey, R. Small, M. McClendon). Eatonton, GA: May 14, 2009.
  • Project Learning Tree & Project WILD. (Co-facilitators: R. Small, E. Saunders). Athens, GA: Nov. 9, 2008.
  • Project Learning Tree. (Co-facilitators: L. Healy, R. Small). Eatonton, GA: May 2, 2008.
  • Project Learning Tree, Project WET, & Project WILD. (Co-facilitators: G. Lutowski, K. Irwin, C. Rapp). Guyton, GA: Aug. 25-26, 2007.
  • Project Learning Tree & Project WILD. (Co-facilitator: D. Carroll). Athens, GA: July 25, 2007.

Other Workshops & Trainings:

Larson, L. R., Lauber, T. B., & Kay, D. L. (2014). Building local capacity for environmental governance: Lessons from New York State. Workshop with Local Government Officials and Key Decision-makers in Adirondack Region of NY. Tupper Lake, NY: June 11, 2014. Audience: 14 leaders from state and local government agencies and NGOs in the region.

Decker, D. J., Stedman, R. S., Siemer, W. F., Larson, L. R, & Baumer, M. S. (2014). Hunter recruitment and retention research: Defining the next steps. Workshop with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife. Ithaca, NY: May 19-20, 2014. Audience: 5 members of the NYSDEC leadership team.

Decker, D. J., Stedman, R. S., Siemer, W. F., & Larson, L. R. (2013). Developing an evaluation plan for Deer Management Focus Areas in New York State. Workshop with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife. Ithaca, NY: June 12, 2013. Audience: 5 members of the NYSDEC leadership team.

Decker, D. J., Stedman, R. S., Larson, L. R., W. F. Siemer, & Baumer, M. (2013). Hunter recruitment and retention in New York: Developing a framework for research and action. Workshop with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife. Ithaca, NY: February 26-27, 2013. Audience: 6 members of the NYSDEC leadership team.

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (2012). Georgia State Park research update. Presentation to Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Atlanta, GA: February 8, 2012. Audience: 8 leaders of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites Division.

Larson, L. R., & Ruiz, A. (2007). Animals in the classroom: A quick guide for Georgia teachers. Teacher Workshop at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Athens, GA: Nov., 2007. Audience: Approximately 20 teachers from area schools.