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Kendra Liddicoat

Bio

A childhood in New York City and many summers at camp inspired Kendra to be fascinated by people and the environment. Then as a junior in college, she discovered the possibility of a career in environmental education while working as the nature instructor at a camp for people with disabilities. Kendra has worked at camps and nature centers across the U.S. and earned degrees in Biology, Recreation, and Natural Resources. Kendra joined the faculty at UWSP in 2012 and enjoys sharing her passion for environmental education with others, documenting the impacts of environmental education through research, and working for equity and inclusion in outdoor spaces. 

Experience and Interests

Teaching Areas

  • Environmental education techniques
  • Social science research methods
  • Equity and inclusion in outdoor spaces

Research Interests

  • Lasting impacts of environmental education experiences
  • Inclusion of people with disabilities in outdoor recreation
  • Summer camp programming and impacts

Professional Experience

  • Environmental educator at nature centers in New York, Indiana, and Washington.
  • Activity leader and program director at camps for people with disabilities for nine summers.

Involvement

Campus

  • UWSP Differing Abilities Advisory Council
  • UWSP General Education Committee
  • College of Natural Resources Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

Community

  • Green Team at Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church

Professional Organizations

  • Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • American Camp Association

 

Kendra Liddicoat
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Discipline
Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
College of Natural Resources

Office:
235 Trainer Natural Resources
Phone:
715-346-2028

Education

Ph.D. Natural Resources, research emphasis on Environmental Education
Cornell University

M.S. Recreation and Leisure Studies. Concentrations in Outdoor Environmental Education and Therapeutic Recreation
State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland

B.A. Biology
Swarthmore College