Sarah  Nuss

Education Coordinator, CBNERR

Email: [[mcguire]]
Phone: (804) 684-7878
Office: Wilson House 202
Department: Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Education

M.S. Environmental Studies, College of Charleston, 2005

B.S. Biology, Marine Biology Concentration, East Carolina University, 2003

Current Projects

I serve as the Education Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, where we focus on providing education and outreach for the local K-12 audience, including field experiences for students, professional development for teachers, and outreach programs for the general public.  I am the co-PI for the Virginia Scientists & Educators Alliance (VASEA), focused on training graduate students on science communication and translating research into K-12 education products.  My research interests include student and teacher environmental literacy, preparation of pre-service teachers to utilize outdoor learning, and technology use within environmental education.

To learn more about education and outreach at CBNERR, visit our website.   

Selected Publications

Nuss, S. (2020). Creativity and environmental literacy. In M. A. Peters & R. Heraud (Eds) Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation. Springer. 

Munden, M. & Nuss, S. (2019). Evaluating short-term learning and long-term impacts of non-formal education programs. Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 33(2), 20-26.

Sharpe, K. & Nuss, S. (2019). Assessing resiliency in the face of sea-level rise. Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 33(2), 9-15.

Kim, K. H., & Nuss, S. (2018) Nurturing the lost attitudes of empathy and compassion in test-centric education. In S. Thompson & P. Parry (Eds.), Exploring Campus Diversity (pp. 135-140). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Nuss, S. (2018). Integrating technology into science field investigations. Journal of Virginia Science Education, 11, 26-38.

Hopper Brill, C., Lawrence, L., Nuss, S., Cackowski, C., & Sharpe, K. (2019) Out of the tower and into the classroom: Marine science graduate students as K-12 classroom contributors. In Fauville, G., Payne, D., Marrero, M., Lantz-Anderson, A., & Crouch, F. (Eds.), Exemplary practices in marine science education: A resource for practitioners and researchers(pp. 241-255). New York, NY: Springer.

Nuss, S., Sharpe, K., Hopper Brill, C., Lawrence, L., & Cackowski, C. (2019).  Building capacity for meaningful watershed educational experiences.  In Fauville, G., Payne, D., Marrero, M., Lantz-Anderson, A., & Crouch, F. (Eds.), Exemplary practices in marine science education: A resource for practitioners and researchers(pp. 323-340). New York, NY: Springer.

Nuss, S., & Venolia, C. (2016). Understanding changes in seagrass communities.  Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 31(1), 24-29.

Nuss, S., & Beck, J. (2015). Enhancing climate education for a changing Chesapeake Bay.  Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 29(2), 7-11.

McGuire, S. (2012). K-12 environmental education needs assessment for the Hampton Roads, Virginia region. Retrieved January 27, 2016, from Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia website: http://www.vims.edu/cbnerr/_docs/education_docs/CBNERR k-12 NEEDS ASSESS FINAL.pdf