The Paul F-Brandwein Lecture Series

The Brandwein Institute proudly sponsors an annual lecture series
historically at the National Science Teaching Association annual meeting and currently at the Children & Nature Network Nature Everywhere Conference.
The following individuals have presented the Paul F-Brandwein Lecture.

2024: James Edward Mills
Freelance Journalist
The Adventure Gap

2023: Gabaccia Moreno| Executive Director, Outdoorist Oath & José González| Co-Founder, Outdoorist Oath
Outdoorist Oath

2022: Richard Primack
Professor, Boston University
Walden Warming, Global Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord

Peter H. Raven
2019: Peter Raven
President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
Saving Life, Saving Ourselves

Caren Cooper

2018: Caren Cooper
Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery

Emma Marris

2017: Emma Marris
Nature Writer and Reporter
Nearby Wilderness, Novel Ecosystems, and Connecting to Nature

J. Drew Lanham

2016: J. Drew Lanham
Professor, School of Agriculture, Forest, and Environmental Sciences,
Clemson University
Love–The Four Letter Word that Science Forgot

Curt Meine

2015: Curt Meine
Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and with the Chicago-based Center for Humans and Nature
Teaching Tomorrow’s Conservation Leaders: Lessons from Aldo Leopold

David Sobel

2014: David Sobel
Senior Faculty in the Education Department and Director of the Center for Place-based Education at Antioch University New England,
Global Climate Change Meets Ecophobia

Arthur Morris

2013: Arthur Morris
Nature Photographer and Writer
Birds as Art: A Lifetime of Nature and Photography Education

David McCauley

2012: David Macaulay
Award-winning illustrator and author
Ingenuity: A Work in Progress

Art Sussman

2011: Art Sussman
Senior Project Director at WestEd
Dr. Art’s Planet Earth

Lynne Cherry

2010: Lynne Cherry
Children’s Book Author and Illustrator
Young Voices on Climate Change:
Empowered and Inspired Youth Find Global Warming Solutions

Cheryl Charles

2009: Cheryl Charles
President & CEO, Children and Nature Network
The Ecology of Hope: Building a Movement to Reconnect Children and Nature

Rodger Bybee

2008: Rodger Bybee
Executive Director Emeritus, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Scientific Literacy and Environmental Issues: Insights from Pisa 2006

Richard Louv

2007: Richard Louv
Leave No Child Inside

Charles Roth

2006: Charles Roth
President, Earthlore Associates
Conservation for the 21st Century And Beyond

James Rutherford

2005: F. James Rutherford
Education Advisor to the Executive Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Thoughts on the Next 50 Years of Science Education Reform

Dean BennettSheila Bennett

2004: Dr. Dean B. Bennett
Professor Emeritus, University of Maine at Farmington
Dr. Sheila K. Bennett
Professor of Natural Science, University of Maine at Augusta
Regarding the Ecology of Science Education


Rodger Bybee

2003: Rodger Bybee
Executive Director Emeritus, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
The Teaching of Science: Content, Coherence, and Congruence

Barbara Barnes

2002: Barbara Barnes
President, EFG-Educating Future Generations
Science and Technology: Learning to Life

Robert Tinker

2001: Robert Tinker
President, Concord Consortium
Student Scientist Partnerships

Lynn Margulis

2000: Lynn Margulis
Most Distinguished Professor, University of Massachusetts
Science Education; hands-on teaching units, big ideas and slanted truths

Joseph Renzulli

1999: Joseph S. Renzulli
Director, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
The University of Connecticut
Schools for Talent Development: A Comprehensive Plan for Integrating
the Know-How of Gifted Education With Total School Improvement

Cheryl Charles

1998: Cheryl Charles
CEO, Sol y Sombra Foundation
Natural Guides to Community Building

Bill Hammond

1997: Dr. William F. Hammond
President, Natural Context, Fort Myers, Florida
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University

Bill Stapp

1996: Dr. William B. Stapp
Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Education
University of Michigan
Watershed Education for Sustainable Development