Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Smith

K12 Education & Outreach Director, PEREC


Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy

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Science Education and Outreach, Watershed Ecology and Stewardship, Energy Education

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  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education & Training for K-12 teachers, students and administrators
  • Science ‘anxiety’ in pre-service educators
  • K-12 STEM education programs
  • Potomac Science Center exhibit and program development
  • Prince William County Division of Solid Waste’s EcoPark Education and Outreach
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Gilbert, A., Smith, C. and R. Lamb. 2016. Energy Education for Future Virginia Teachers. Virginia Assoc. of Science. Teachers, Professional Development Institute. Williamsburg, VA. Nov. 18.

Rowan, K., and Smith, C. 2016. Collaborating across disciplines and the Commonwealth: Engaging students in community-based learning. Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings, 8, Poster Session.

Greene, J. and Smith, C. 2013. Invertebrates as Water Quality Indicators, Prince William County Community Expo. Pfitzner Stadium, Woodbridge, VA.

Smith, C. and M. Landry. 2013. The Wonder of Worms: Inquiry-based learning for early elementary. Science and Children. National Science Teachers Association, Vol. 50:6

Smith, C., Peterson, L. and T. Schwab. 2013. GMU Field Interpreter & Fairfax County Park Authority
Naturalist MWEE training using the ‘GMU Model.’ Accotink Creek, Springfield, VA Apr. 5

Smith, C. 2013. Get Involved! Chesapeake Bay Bowl – National Ocean Sciences Competition. GMU, Fairfax, VA Feb. 23.

Smith, C. 2013. Basic Botany: a hands-on, competitive approach to understanding plant structure & function. Merrifield Garden Center. Fairfax, VA Jan. 23.

Hutchison, P. and C. Smith. 2013. Designing and Leading a MWEE for School Groups. Watershed Stewards Academy. Charles E. Brown Community Center, Yorktown, VA Jan. 17.

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