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Marianne Krasny

Professor and Chair of Cornell University's Department of Natural Resources


Marianne Krasny is Professor and Chair in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, specializing in environmental, science, and sustainability education in urban and other settings in the US and internationally.

Dr Krasny's scholarship focuses on the interface between science education, civic participation, and the environment. She provides leadership for a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students, all of whom integrate research and practice to address the following

question: How can we create experiences for youth and adults that lead to science learning, environmental and cultural understanding, and more vital democratic communities?

Professor Krasny holds bachelors degrees in Human Development and Botany, and MS and PhD degrees in Forest Ecology. Her position at Cornell is 50% administration and 50% applied research/outreach.



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