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Research Summary
To explore how informal learning environments support, or do not support, learning about the collaborative interaction of “nature” and culture,” we research industrial sites that have been re-envisioned and transformed into landscapes intentionally integrated with art.

Research Team
Amy E. Ryken is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.
Amy Ryken

Amy Ryken studies partnerships that foster connections between schools and community resources, such as museums and outdoor environments. She is particularly interested in a broad definition of learning that considers how people learn, in a wide range of settings and activities, over the life span. Visit her website to learn more.

 

  • Ph.D. Education Policy, Organization, Measurement, Evaluation Research
    University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • M.P.H. Master’s of Public Health, Health Education
    University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • B.A. Biochemistry and Professional Clear Teaching Credential Chemistry/Biology
    Mills College, Oakland, CA

Holly A. Senn is an artist and a librarian at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She is the webmaster and photographer for the Environment-Learning.com website.

Holly Senn

In her sculptures and installations Holly Senn explores how ideas are generated, dispersed, referenced or forgotten. Visit her website to learn more.

  • M.L.I.S. Master’s of Library and Information Studies
    University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • B.A. Economics
    Mills College, Oakland, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy E. Ryken

Amy E. Ryken

Amy E. Ryken studies partnerships that foster connections between schools and community resources, such as museums and outdoor environments. She is particularly interested in a broad definition of learning that considers how people learn, in a wide range of settings and activities, over the life span.
Amy E. Ryken

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