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Associate ProfessorScott M Graves Science Education and Environmental Studies

Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 392-6604;
Fax: (203) 392-6614


Masters Degree in Science Education - Program Coordinator
Secondary Science Teacher Certification - Program Faculty
Masters Degree in Environmental Education - Program Faculty
Environmental Studies - Undergraduate Minors Program Faculty
Institute for Science Instruction & Study - 6th Yr Certificate Program Faculty


Ph.D., Education - Curriculum & Instruction - Science & Technology (1999)
University of Idaho - Moscow, Idaho

M.S., Marine Geology / Geophysics (1990)
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island - Narragansett, Rhode Island 

B.S., Earth Sciences / Geology (1983)
University of California - Santa Cruz , Santa Cruz, California

A.S., Geoscience Technology (1981)
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California


8/2010-Present Associate Professor - Tenured
Science Education and Environmental Studies
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, Connecticut

8/2005-7/2010 Assistant Professor, Science Education and Environmental Studies
Southern Connecticut State University - New Haven, Connecticut

8/99-8/2005 Assistant Professor
Science Education and Educational Technology
University of Idaho - Moscow, Idaho

9/96-8/99 Research & Teaching Associate
Institute for Mathematics, Interactive Technologies & Education
University of Idaho - Moscow, Idaho

9/91-9/94 Project Co-Director/Coordinator
EarthTime Project
Global Environment Project Institute / Tides Foundation - Ketchum, Idaho

9/86-6/91 Lecturer/Instructor
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, Rhode Island

8/83-8/86 Oceanographer/Marine Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Marine Geology, Menlo Park, California




Science Education, Environmental Education
Earth & Environmental Science Literacy
Place-Based Community Studies
Educational Technologies
Coastal Geology and Ecology
Remote Sensing and GIS

select place-based Education & Research Activities

Outer Island Education & Research -
 • Outer Island is a small island within the Thimble Islands chain offshore Branford, CT.oi logo
The island is owned by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is a part of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge (a protected area for migratory birds). The Department of Science Education and Environmental Studies works with the stakeholders in Outer Island to develop and coordinate Educational and Research opportunities for area Schools and our own undergraduate and graduate students and our faculty. Most recently, the island has expanded its education and research on-island laboratory and installed an automated weather system (WeatherBug) that provides live feeds from all the weather sensors as well as live camera feeds. We hope area educators and the general public will benefit from this and visit the Outer Island website and schedule time to visit the island in person. It is a wonderful site and a real treat.

Cove River Historical Site -
• Cove River is a small "Open Space" designated area in the town of West Haven, CT.
crhs logoThe Cove River site has been designated as one of Connecticut''s most important archaeological sites within an urban setting (CT State Archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni). Education and Research at Cove River is ongoing and has involved SCSU undergraduate and graduate students under my direction, as well as area teachers and their students (most notably West Haven High School Science teacher Mr. Kevin Dickson and his students, and Amity High School Science Research Program Director Ms. Deborah Day and her students). The site is also used each summer by the group "Bones and Stones" which is a citizen science initiative that works with area youth in teaching the fundamentals of archaeology while gathering important field data. Other work done at the site includes seasonal studies of the soils, water (fresh and brackish), and forest ecology. Teachers and students engaged in this work follow GLOBE Program field data collection protocols and the data collected is shared with GLOBE (an international science and education collaborative with participants in over 110 countries around the world). 


National Science Teachers Association
Connecticut Science Supervisors Association
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education  



The GLOBE Program
National Center for Online Learning Research
Earth Systems Science Education Alliance


Google Earth

NASA's Worldwind


Microsoft Virtual Earth

CSTA: CT Science Teachers Association

CSSA: CT Science Supervisors Association

CGNHS: CT Geological & Natural History Survey

CTDEP: CT Department of Environmental Protection

NSTA: National Science Teachers Association - Position Statements

NAAEE: North American Association for Environmental Education

US Geological Survey

EPA: US Environmental Protection Administration

NOAA: Environmental Visualization Labs

NASA: Goddard Space Flight Center (great Earth observing resources)

JPEG Magazine: some of my best pics legacy website of my earlier work