Dr. Greene’s journey working in education began over 30 years ago as a student at Missouri State University (MSU) where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education. In 1989, she began working with environmental education programs by becoming a facilitator for Project Learning Tree and Project WILD. Her current interests in teaching and research are learning outdoors and in birds. See below for more details about Dr. Greene’s education background and certifications.
Bachelor of Science in Education. Southwest Missouri State University. Springfield, Missouri. May, 1983. Teacher certification: Biology 9-12, General Science 7-9, Chemistry 9-12.
Master of Science. Southwest Missouri State University. Springfield, Missouri. July, 1987. Thesis: A comparison of genetic differentiation among populations of two species of mice (Peromyscus).
Doctor of Philosophy. Texas A&M University. College Station, Texas. December, 1992. Dissertation: An evaluation of volunteerism in Project Learning Tree and Project WILD in Texas.
Project Learning Tree. Received Facilitator Training August 1991.
Project WILD. Received Facilitator Training Summer 1990.
Population Connection. Became member of Population Education Trainers Network. 1990.
The Earth Matters. Zero Population Growth Leadership Training Institute. July 1992.
Project WET. Received Facilitator Training December 1995.
Leopold Education Project. Facilitator Training, October 1997.
Flying WILD. Facilitator Training. 2010
Taxonomy, distribution, life histories and ecology of birds with an emphasis on Missouri forms.Learn More
Discussion of environmental issues, practical experiences in teaching environmental concepts, and awareness of environmental resource materials for the formal and nonformal educational setting.Learn More
Examination of forests, glades, and aquatic habitats with focus on environmental issues in the Ozarks.Learn More
Topics in the course include the nature of science, scientific inquiry and research in the sciences.Learn More
Wilbers Lueckenotto, A., and J. Greene. (Winter 2009-2010). For Slugs Sake: Making a refuge for slugs, bugs & other invertebrates. Green Teacher. 87:23-26.
Greene, J. 2006. Reading the Landscape: Strategies for helping students become curious observers of relationships and processes in nature. Green Teacher. 78:30-32.
Greene, J. S., and B. D. Greene. 2004. Using amphibians and reptiles to teach the process of science. Special edition on inquiry learning. Science Activities.
Tucker, T. M.S., 1995. An evaluation of a preventive health management tool.
Merrigan, C. M.S. Ed., 1995. Conservation attitudes and knowledge of Missouri twelfth graders.
Mayers, D. M.S., 1996. An evaluation of knowledge gained by eighth grade students using Project WET activities.
Gray, G. M.S., 1996. Conservation knowledge and attitudes of Missouri sixth grade students: the Missouri conservation survey 1995-1996.
Rakowski, P. M.S., 1996. Attitudes of developers and the general public on land development and the environment in southwest Missouri: A comparison study.
Henson, D. M.S. Ed., 1997. A descriptive study of adolescents' attitudes toward the environment and solutions to environmental problems.
Vigil, L. M.S. Ed.1997. A descriptive study of factors and attitudes that distinguish recyclers from nonrecyclers in a high school.
Roddiger, B. M.S., 1998. An assessment of Missouri Stream Teams: Student attitudes and knowledge.
Mee-Lines, J. 1998. M.S. Ed. A study of the correlation between Project WET activities and the Missouri interdisciplinary Show-Me Standards.