About Nicole

Nicole manages the CSU Environmental Learning Center, an outreach program and 212-acre natural area housed within WCNR. Her ultimate goal is to foster future leaders in the field of environmental education. She hopes that student staff leave their time at the ELC knowing what good environmental education looks like, believing that they can make a difference in somebody’s connection to the natural world, confident that they have the skills necessary to plan and implement effective environmental education, and holding a special place in their hearts for the experiences they had. Nicole also teaches courses in environmental education and communication for the Pulliam Scholars Program, Human Dimension of Natural Resources department and the Key Service community.



  • environmental education
  • connection to nature
  • place-based education
  • environmental communication
  • behavior change communication
  • community-based social marketing


M.S., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2006

B.S., Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism; Parks and Protected Area Management - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2003

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