TESI’s faculty, staff and grant recipients publish peer-reviewed content that relates to science education, outreach, and communication as well as information about environmental topics. View publications authored by our team below.

By TESI Faculty and Staff

Authentic Field Experiences for STEM Teachers: Collecting Florida Fossils 
Author(s): Bruce MacFadden, Brian Abramowitz, Stephanie Killingsworth, Jeanette Pirlo and Michael Ziegler
Publication: Florida Association of Science Teachers Journal

The Keys to Sustainable Online Programming? Partnerships and Professional Development 
Author(s): Megan Ennes
Publication: American Alliance of Museums 
Date published: 10/26/2020 

Want to teach kids about nature? Insects can help 
Author(s): Akito Kawahara, Megan Ennes, Amanda Markee
Publication: The Conversation US 
Date published: 10/29/2020 

State of the Science for Karenia brevis (red tide) in Florida
Author(s): Rebecca Burton, Lisa Krimsky, GiGi Novak, Rhett Register, Betty Staugler
Publication: Florida Sea Grant

State of the Science for Cyanobacterial Blooms (Microcystis species) in Florida
Author(s): Rebecca Burton, Lisa Krimsky, GiGi Novak, Rhett Register, Betty Staugler
Publication: Florida Sea Grant

Museum-Based Distance Learning Programs: Current Practices and Future Research Opportunities
Author(s): Megan Ennes
Publication: International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning 
Date published: May 2021 

It’s about time: perceived barriers to in-service teacher climate change professional development 
Author(s): Megan Ennes
Publication: Environmental Education Research
Date published: March 2021 

The Federal Science Project: A Scientist in Every Classroom 
Author(s): Brian Abramowitz, Vetri Velan, Rachel Woods-Robinson, Elizabeth Case, Isabel Warner, Andrea Poppiti
Publication: Journal of Science Policy and Governance
Date published: August 30, 2021 

Distance Learning in Museums: A Review of the Literature 
Author(s): Megan Ennes & Imani Lee
Publication: International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Date published: August 2021 

Empowering hope-based climate change communication techniques for the Gulf of Maine 
Author(s): Megan Ennes, Aimee Bonanno, Jennifer A. Hoey, Emily Moberg, Sarah-Mae Nelson, Nette Pletcher, Richelle L. Tanner
Publication: Science of the Anthropocene
Date published: July 2021   

The Next Generation of Science Educators: Museum Volunteers 
Author(s): Megan Ennes, Emma Refvema, M. Gail Jones, Kathryn Rende, Sarah Carrier
Publication: Journal of Science Teacher Education
Date published: June 2021   

Understanding science career aspirations: Factors predicting future science task value
Author(s): Megan Ennes, M. Gail Jones, Katherine Chesnutt, Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Emily Cayton,
Publication: Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Date published: March 2021   

Building a Science Community
Author(s): Megan Ennes and M. Gail Jones
Publication: National Science Teaching Association
Date published: March 2021   

White Lab Coats and Elementary Students’ Science Self-Concept and Science Self-Efficacy
Author(s):Megan Ennes M. Gail Jones, Tammy Lee, Sarah Carrier, Lauren Madden, Emily Cayton, Katherine Chesnutt, Pamela Huff, Lanette Phillips
Publication: Science Educator
Date published: 2021   

Follow the Fossils: Developing Metrics for Instagram as a Natural Science Communication Tool
Author(s): 
Sadie Mills, Samantha B. Ocon, Lisa Lundgren, Richard T. Bex II, Jennifer E. Bauer, Mary Jane Hughes
Publication: Cambridge Elements
Date published: November 10, 2021   

Science in School: Transforming K-12 Outreach Through Scientist Teacher Partnerships
Author(s):
Brian Abramowitz, Megan Ennes, Stephanie Killingsworth, Pavlo D. Antonenko, Bruce MacFadden, Alan Ivory
Publication: Journal of STEM Outreach
Date published: December 8, 2021  

 By TESI Education and Outreach Grant Recipients

Nature Provides the Foundation for Our Economy and Well-Being
Author(s): Fei He
Publication: UF/IFAS EDIS

The Economic Impact of Florida’s Coastal National Parks 
Author(s): Fe Hei
Publication: UF/IFAS EDIS

Outdoor Recreation Energizes Florida’s Economy
Author(s): Fei He
Publication: UF/IFAS EDIS

How Springs Invigorate Florida’s Economy
Author(s): Fei He
Publication: UF/IFAS EDIS

The Economic Impact of Florida’s Coastal State Parks
Author(s): Fei He
Publication: UF/IFAS EDIS

Virtual climate scientist: A VR learning experience about paleoclimatology for underrepresented students 
Author(s): Danny Pimentel and Sri Kalyanaraman
Publication: Interactive Learning Environments
Date published: August 2021 

Frass in the Class: A Model for Fostering Interest in the Natural World Through Insect Rearing in the Classroom 
Author(s): Amanda Markee, Hailey Dansby, Rebeccah Messcher, Emily Hernandez, Akito Kawahara, Caroline Storer
Publication: American Epidemiologist 
Date published: September 8, 2021 

Valuing Florida Water Resources: A Summary By Regions 
Author(s): Fe Hei, Tatiana Borisova, Xiang Bi, Kelly Grogan
Publication: UF/IFAS EDIS
Date published: September 23, 2021 

Engaging students in seagrass-focused activities
Author(s): Jamila Roth and Laura K. Reynolds
Publication: Science Activities
Date published: October 9, 2020