Research Interests

Environmental Interpretation; Environmental Education; Geography Education; Sense of Place; Educational Psychology


Education

PhD Expected 2019 State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry

ME 2016 Beijing Normal University, Faculty of Geographical Science

BS & BE 2013 Inner Mongolia Normal University, College of Geographical Science


Contact me

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dongxue2017

Email: xuedong2017@gmail.com

Publications

Dong, X. (2018, accepted). Environmental Education through Augmented Reality Games: Experiences and Inspirations of Innovative Practices in the U.S.

Dong, X. (2018, in press). Back to the Future & Back to Basics: The Journey of Interpretation. Legacy, 30 (1).

Dong, X. (2018). A Practical Case of Environmental Interpretation for a Birding Program at New York State in the U.S. Biology Teaching, 42 (1): 73-74.

Dong, X. (2017). Interpreting China's Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Legacy, 29 (6): 16-18.

Dong, X. (2017). Early Bird Gets the Worm. Pathways, (Summer): 14-16. Download

Dong, X. (2017). Problems and Recommendations for the Development of Urban Environmental Education. Environmental Education, (09): 67-69. Webpage

Dong, X. (2017). A New Way to Explore Your Local Parks. Pathways, (Spring): 22-23. Download

Wei, D., Niao, y., Dong, X. (2017, in press). Reflection on Interpretive Planning of Qingchengshan-Dujiangyan National Park. Environment and Sustainable Development.

Wei, D., Dong, X., Zhang, M. (2015). An Analysis of Geography Skills in Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, Second Edition. Teaching Reference of Middle School Geography, (07): 66-68. http://www.cnki.com.cn/Article/CJFDTotal-ZDCK201507042.htm. Download

Blog

Dong, X. (2017). Evaluating the Interpretive Signage at a World Heritage Site. SUNY-ESF Voices. https://sunyesf.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/evaluating-the-interpretive-signage-at-a-world-heritage-site/

Reports

Co-authored Lesson Plans for Urban Environmental Education (2017) Download

Co-authored A Tourism Plan for the Town of Camillus Park (2017) Download

Co-authored An Evaluation of Nature Play Area Use at Clark Reservation State Park (2016) Download

Co-authored Improving the Effectiveness of CLPPP’s Prepared for Presentation to County Health Departments in New York State (2016) Download

Co-authored The Master Plan of Scenic Area of Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System – Interpretive Planning Section (2015) Download

Co-authored and designed Popular Science Manual of Land Resources in Beijing (2014)

Academic Conference Presentations

Dong, X. (2017). Exploring Innovative Topics for Environmental Education through Augmented Reality Games. Annual Conference of New York State Outdoor Education Association, Carmel, NY. Oct 28. [Workshop]

ŸDong, X. (2017). A New Way to Explore Your Local Parks. 2017 NAAEE Research Symposium, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Oct 17-18. [Roundtable Discussion]

ŸDong, X. (2017). How Can "Pokémon GO" Apply to Your Environmental Education Program? The 9th World Environmental Education Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sep 12. [Interactive Posters]

ŸDong, X. (2017). An Evaluation for Interpretive Signage at A World Heritage Site in China. The 9th World Environmental Education Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sep 9. [Interactive Posters]

Dong, X. (2016). EE-Based Interpretation Planning for World Heritage Sites. The 45th Annual Conference of North American Association for Environmental Education, Madison, WI. Oct 20. [Bright Spots]

Professional Development

2017 Community Leader, Introduction to Environmental Education online course of Cornell University, created & organized Facebook regional groups to webinars and face-to-face meetings

2017 Community Leader, Climate Change Science, Action, and Communication online course of Cornell University, created & organized Facebook student groups to webinars

2014-2015 Project Assistant Intern, Roots & Shoots Beijing Office, the Jane Goodall Institute China

  • Designed and organized five special festival activities of environmental education for 20 students from local schools
  • Collected resources for a school gardening textbook of 25 lessons and translated two English articles of kids gardening

Professional Affiliation

Since 2017 Member, New York State Outdoor Education Association (NYSOEA)

Since 2017 Member, National Association for Interpretation (NAI)

Since 2015 Member, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

Certificates

2017 Expert Certificate for Completion of Environmental Education Outcomes 20-hour online course, Cornell University

2017 Expert Certificate for Completion of Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action 20-hour online course, Cornell University

2017 Expert Certificate for Completion of Introduction to Environmental Education 20-hour online course, Cornell University

2017 Certificate for Successful Completion of The Stories We Live By: an online course in Ecolinguistics, International Ecolinguistics Association

2017 Expert Certificate for Completion of Urban Environmental Education online course, Cornell University

2017 Achievement Certificate for Completion of Urban Environmental Education, Cornell University

2017 Waterfowl Hunter Education Certificate of Qualification, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

2017 Certified Interpretive Guide, National Association for Interpretation (NAI)

2016 Certificate for Successful Completion Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Educator Professional Development Training, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

2016 Certificate for Successful Completion Project Wet workshop, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

2016 Certificate for Successful Completion Project Wild Educator Professional Development Training, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

2016 Certificate for Completion for Foundations of Interpretation, Indiana University Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands

2016 Certificate for Completion of Welcome to Project Learning Tree online course, Project Learning Tree

2014 Certificate for Participating Eco-Action Beijing, The Jane Goodall Institute China

2013 Certificate for Serving Two Geographical Competitions, The Geographical Society of China

2013 Teacher’s Qualification Certificate for High School granted by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

Awards and Scholarships

2017 Travel Grant, Graduate Student Association, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

2017 Graduate Student Travel Grant, Graduate School, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

2017 NAI National Student Scholarship, National Association for Interpretation

2017 Julian Smith Student Award, New York State Outdoor Education Association

2017 Winner of ‘Nature In the City’ Photography Competition, ECO-UNESCO & Irish Film Institute

2017 Tuition Scholarship Award, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

2017 Alumni Memorial Scholarship Award, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

2016 Travel Grant for presentation on the 45th Annual Conference of North American Association for Environmental Education, Graduate Student Association, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

2016 William B. Stapp Scholarship, the 45th Annual Conference of North American Association for Environmental Education, Madison, WI

2015 William B. Stapp Scholarship, the 44th Annual Conference of North American Association for Environmental Education, San Diego, CA

2015 Accomplishment for Environmental Education Program of Jane Goodall Institute Roots & Shoots presented by National Geographic Channel Asia

2014 1st Prize of Academic Scholarship, Beijing Normal University

2013 Excellent Bachelor’s Degree Thesis, Inner Mongolia Normal University

Skills & Interests

Languages Chinese (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (beginning)

Computer Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Corel VideoStudio, CorelDRAW

Interests Piano, Drawing, Yoga, Ballet, Writing, Golf, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Singing, Tango, Karate, Boxing, Snorkeling, Fencing