Contact me

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

Email: xuedong2017@gmail.com


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, School of Geography

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

Publications

Dong, X. (2018, accepted). Back to the Future & Back to Basics: The Journey of Interpretation. Legacy.

Dong, X. (2017, accepted). Problems and Recommendations for the Development of Urban Environmental Education. Environmental Education.

Dong, X. (2017, accepted). Interpreting the World Heritage Site of Dujiangyan Irrigation System in China. Legacy.

Dong, X. (2017, accepted). Environmental Education through Augmented Reality Games: Experiences and Inspirations of Innovative Practices in the U.S. Journal of Distance Education .

Dong, X. (2017, accepted). Innovative Practice of Environmental Interpretation for Biology Teaching--Based on the Study in the U.S. Biology Teaching.

Dong, X. (2017, in press). Early Bird Gets the Worm. Pathways, (Fall).

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

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

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 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

Academic Conference Presentations

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

ŸDong, X. (2017, forthcoming). 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, forthcoming). 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, National Association for Interpretation (NAI)

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

Certificates

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

2017 Urban Environmental Education – Expert Certificate, Cornell University

2017 Urban Environmental Education – Achievement Certificate, 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 of Completion for Foundations of Interpretation, Indiana University Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands

2016 Certificate of 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 Tuition Scholarship Award, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry ($6,626)

2017 Alumni Memorial Scholarship Award, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry ($1,200)

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 ($250)

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 (¥10,000)

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