Building a Culture of and Capacity for Environmental Education Evaluation

With generous support from the Pisces Foundation, this work is centered on increasing the capacity of the field of EE to produce and use quality evaluation, that culturally responsive and equitable (CREE) evaluation. This project, named eeVAL, started in 2018 and the project team has grown immensely over the last few years. Recently, we received a new round of funding from the Pisces Foundation, and the next phase of the project will be led by Kathryn Stevenson at NCSU. Charlotte and her lab will continue to partner on many aspects of eeVAL with the team. To learn more about evaluation in EE, visit (a direct output of this work). If you are interested in being a part of this project, perhaps you are an organization who has used CREE or wants to, email Charlotte at

If interested in learning more about evaluation, here is a list of suggested readings.


The eeRESEARCH Library was developed as a joint project of the Children & Nature Network and the North American Association for Environmental Education to provide a platform for accessing research related to environmental education and connecting children and nature. From 2017-2022, the Clark EE Lab has assisted with the planning and development of this database and helped write summaries of peer-reviewed literature and research blogs. View the People page to learn about the many Summary Writers who have been a part of the project.

Duke Environmental and Sustainability Education (DESE) Working Group

DESE is an association of faculty, staff, and students involved in environmental education or sustainability education at Duke. This group meets periodically to make cross-program connections and exchange ideas. For more information, visit the DESE website.

Celebrating Diverse Scholars

Consider your “Academic Family Tree” – who were your mentors? Who have you collaborated with? Who have they collaborated with? And look at them – are various identities represented in that tree? Diversity in who we learn from, as seen by who we cite in our work, is incredibly important as it influences research questions, methods, outcomes, and more. This work, which started as a semester long course in Spring 2021, was inspired by Dr. Katie Martin at NC State. We are working on new ways to present this information to graduate students at Duke. Learn more about this work at the Celebrating Diverse Scholars Duke site.

Duke Superfund Research Center – Research Translation Core

Charlotte is the Director of the Research Translation Core at Duke’s Superfund Research Center. For more information, visit the SRC RTC website.