Ann Catherine Rossmiller
As an educational studies doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati, I have had the opportunity to work on an NSF funded research project for the past four years. This mixed methods study explores how young children’s experiences on a playscape– a nature-based environment with intentionally designed affordances– innately lend themselves to STEM learning.
In addition to my role on the playscape research team, I am a member of the Leave No Child Inside Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati (LNCIgc) steering committee, and the editorial assistant for Children, Youth & Environments (CYE).
My research interests have bloomed from these experiences and now focus on: multi-faceted benefits of nature engagement, conservation education for children & youth through nonformal education environments, positive youth development through pro-environmental action, & equity issues in environmental education.