Jennifer Klein is an adjunct faculty member in the elementary education programs in Lesley's Graduate School of Education and PhD candidate studying Urban Environmental Education through the synthesis of urban ecology, ecological literacy, and science education. Jennifer is passionate about sustainable cities and their ability to serve as solutions to our ecological crisis, and how environmental and science education can enhance how urban residents connect to the natural world in cities. Her research interest is in how environmental educators practice teaching and learning in urban areas and how urban green space is used for education outcomes.
Jennifer has worked in the field of science education and environmental education for over 15 years. She has a wide range of experience both in formal and informal learning environments. She has taught environmental studies and STEM education to youth and adults in public schools, informal environmental education organizations, and higher education.
BAA, Central Michigan University (Outdoor Environmental Education and Natural Resources
MS, Lesley University (Ecological teaching and learning)
PhD candidate, Lesley University