By Dr. Elise Gornish, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Despite recent attention and efforts, there remains a significant lack of women and racial minorities in science-related careers. In fact, women account for only 29% of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, while racial minorities account for only 11%. The STEM gender and race […]
About Shawn McCrohan
Shawn McCrohan is a Certified Park and Recreation professional who has worked in environmental education for over 20 years.
Prior to joining AAEE, Shawn served as Manager of Environmental Science for Somerset County Park Commission in New Jersey, where she operated an Environmental Education Center and managed 550 acres of parkland. During this time she secured over $150,000 in corporate grants to expand K-12 STEM environmental education programs, and guided the organization to expand its environmental stewardship efforts.
Shawn also held the position of Science Education Coordinator at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, where she managed the visits of over 90,000 school children and piloted an outreach program for underserved youth. In 2011 she founded an Arizona-based Geotourism company, Geo Savvy Tours, which focuses on promoting a sense of place and environmentally responsible travel in Arizona.
Shawn attended Northern Arizona University, majoring in Parks and Recreation Management and is wilderness first responder and river rescue certified. She is passionate about environmental education, particularly for adults, city planners and policy makers.
Entries by Shawn McCrohan
The Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) is seeking feedback on a proposed plan for advancing environmental education (EE) over the next decade and beyond. A draft global “call for action” has been crafted by environmental leaders from around the world, but it needs input from EE professionals around the world to help shape our collective […]
John Jung, environmental science teacher at Mesa High School, was recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as the recipient of the K-12 Educator of the Year Award. The award is given to educators who promote environmental education and utilize the environment as a context for learning in their teaching. AAEE’s […]
Volunteers have played a vital role in the history of AAEE for over 40 years. Their giving of time, energy, and enthusiasm helps move the organization forward to fulfill our mission and support environmental educators. This quarter we recognize a volunteer that has gone above and beyond lending her expertise in early childhood environmental education, […]
Shawn McCrohan, the Interim Executive Director & Development Chair of AAEE, recently traveled to Tanzania to explore what environmental education looks like outside of Arizona, and even beyond the North American continent.
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