US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Barbara "Babs" McDonald

Program Manager, Science Education & Environmental Literacy
320 Green St.
United States

Phone: 706-372-9067

Current Research

Developing environmental education evaluation instruments. Present other's research results to lay audiences.

Research Interests

I currently help produce, with the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, middle school and elementary school science education journals based on published Forest Service research. These journals, called the Natural Inquirer and the Investi-gator, are distributed free to educators and students nationwide and worldwide. and My interest, therefore, is in the communication of research results and the scientific process to students.

Past Research

Spiritual benefits and uses of natural and wilderness areas.


  • University of Georgia, Adult learning; Adult education; Transformational learning, Adult environmental learning , 1998
  • North Carolina State University, Natural Resource and Outdoor Recreation Managment , 1983

Professional Organizations

  • North American Association For Environmental Education, Member (1996 - Current)
    Member; Past Annual Conference Chair

Awards & Recognition

  • Chief's Award, 2005
    Chief's Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer

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Last updated on : 05/08/2015