Meghan J. Collins

Assistant Research Scientist Environmental Science
Education, Environmental Science, GreenPower, GreenBoxes, Outreach

Meghan Collins joined DRI in June 2015 as Environmental Education Lead. In this position, she is working to expand the lifelong learning partnerships and opportunities for the public to benefit from DRI science. Part of this role supports GreenPower in the area of faculty engagement. Meghan’s education and professional experience is interdisciplinary. Her undergraduate and Master’s degrees are in environmental science, emphasizing international development and environmental policy. Her academic resume includes positions in ecological science, policy studies, and social science. She has taught environmental science as an adjunct faculty member in community colleges in both the US and New Zealand. Her professional experience includes policy, outreach, and organizational development. Collins has experience in cross-cultural learning, having lived and worked in four countries across the globe. 

Publications & Presentations


Lambrecht, K., Hatchett, B. J., Walsh, L., Collins, M. J., Tolby, Z. (2019). Improving Visual Communication of Weather Forecasts with Rhetoric, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0186.1


Ramsey, B. A., Collins, M. J., Lutz, A. D., McCarthy, M. I. (2017). The Use of Traditional Knowledge in Increasing Community Resilience and Food Security, Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition: Prior Lake, Minnesota, September 17, 2017-September 20, 2017


Collins, M. J. (2016). Ecology and Cyberlearning: Inherent Paradox or Rich with Potential?, 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America: Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 11, 2016, Organizer of this oral session which featured ten speakers on the topic.
Collins, M. J., Arnone, J.A. III (2016). Broadening Access? K-12 Teacher Perceptions of Virtual Learning and a Pilot Virtual Lab Using Real Science Data from DRI's EcoCell Facility, 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America: Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 11, 2016
White, J., Collins, M. J. (2016). Disentangling Pedagogical Methods and Instructor Traits in Higher Education Geography Courses, Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers: San Francisco, CA, March 29, 2016-April 2, 2016



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