Scholarly and Professional Achievements


Articles Published in Refereed Journals and Proceedings


Stanger, N.R.G. (2013, in press). [Review of the book Re-rooting the Learning Space: Minding Where Children’s Mathematics Grow., by J. S. Thom]. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education,18.

Stanger, N. R. G., Tanaka, M., Starr, L., & Tse, V. (2013). Winter counts as transformative inquiry: The role of creative imagery as an interpretation of adaptive change. Complicity, 10(2).

Stanger, N.R.G., & Claxton, X.N. (2013). The Nick-squared test for Indigenous Education’s “goodness of fit” with Environmental Education. Paper presented at the Invitation to Innovation - Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Annual Conference, University of Victoria.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2013). (Re)placing ourselves in (trans)formative nature. Paper presented at the Paper presented at the Invitation to Innovation - Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Annual Conference, University of Victoria.

Tanaka, M., Claxton, X.N., Wiseman, D., Donald, D., & Stanger, N.R.G. (2013). Teacher education and Indigenous pedagogy: Imagining possibilities. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Study of Education Annual Conference, University of Victoria.

Stanger, N.R.G., Tanaka, M., Starr, L., Farish, M., Abra, M., & Tse, V. (2013). Emotional Transformation Through the Lenses of Panarchy Theory and Transformative Inquiry. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, University of Victoria.

Sanford, K., C. McGregor, K. Mimick, A. Fleming, K. Robertson, B. Cunningham, N. R. G. Stanger, S. Sundher and D. Norris-Jones (2013). University and School Collaborations. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference. University of Victoria.

Tanaka, M., Starr, L., Stanger, N.R.G., Farish, M., Tse, V., Abra, M., & Piché, I. (2013). Dancing on the edge of counselling: Transformative Inquiry and emotional resilience. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, University of Victoria.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2012). Place as panarchy: Transformation, ecological identity, environmental, and Indigenous education. Paper presented at the North American Association of Environmental Education, Berkeley, CA.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2012). (Re)placing ourselves in nature: How transformative childhood places communicate through our lives. Paper presented at the Environmental Knowledge: People and Change - Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Annual Conference, University of Waterloo.

Tanaka, M., Farish, M., Starr, L., Stanger, N. R. G., Abra, M., & Tse, V. (2012). Transformative inquiry: Welcome to the awkwardness / une recherche qui transforme : Bienvenue hors de la zone de confort. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2012). Gardening the Mind: Transdisciplinary Veggie Burger + Fries. Paper presented at Gala: Research Connections of Ideafest, Victoria.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2011). Moving “eco” back into socio-ecological models: A proposal to reorient ecological literacy into human developmental models and school systems. Human Ecology Review, 18(2).

Stanger, N.R.G. (2011). The intertextuality of environmental art in childhood special places: How play, flow, and pedagogy of place can reform education. Journal of Creative and Artistic Education, 5(1).

Stanger, N. R. G. (2009). Daily dose of nature: Increasing ecological literacy through digital and physical environmental interaction. Paper presented at the World Environmental Education Congress 2009, Montreal.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2009). Hope in this time of environmental despair. Paper presented at the World Environmental Education Congress 2009, Montreal.

Peart, B., Stanger, N. R. G., & Hoskins, B. (2009). Children, families, and nature. Paper presented at the World Environmental Education Congress 2009, Montreal.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2007). Youth, ecological literacy, and environmental art in The Bahamas. Paper presented at the World Environmental Education Congress 2007, Durban.

Stanger, N. R.G. (2006). We The Peoples and plants and birds and insects and soil and rocks and cultures and...:A contemplation for the future of the United Nations. In The Architects of the Future: Reforming the UN to meet the Millennium Development Goals. International Symposium conducted by ATHGO International, United Nations, New York.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2004). Edge and age effects on epiphytes in a lowland Douglas-fir forest. Forest Inventory Account: Weyerhaeuser Canada.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2003). Analysis of an epiphyte-monitoring programme in CWH old-growth and second-growth forests. Forest Inventory Account: Weyerhaeuser Canada.

Books, Chapters, Monographs


Stanger, N.R.G. (2012). Place as Panarchy: An Ecological Interpretation of Educational Research into Transformation, Ecological Identity, and Place. iBook in Apple Bookstore for iPad.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2010). Robert Bateman Centre environmental education guidebook: Tsaritsyno edition. Victoria: Royal Roads University.

Stanger, N. R. G., Lefort, N., & Hood, D. R. (2009). Going Wild! Teaching about wild products from BC’s coastal rainforests: A guidebook for educators for grades 4 - 7. Victoria: Sierra Club of British Columbia, Costal First Nations Turning Point Initiative, Royal Roads University.

Non-Refereed Invited Presentations to Academic organizations


Stanger, N.R.G. (2013). How can you create positive conservation change in your community :Youth empowerment and Open Space Technology. Keynote interactive address to Faculty and students at Students Climate and Conservation Congress, National Conservation Training Centre, Shepardstown, West Virginia.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2013). Youth Leadership & Environmental Engagement. Presentation at Global Citizenship Summit of United World College: Lester B. Pearson College, Metchosin, BC.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2012). Natural Leaders Network Legacy Camp. Invited coordination of the Children and Nature Network’s youth leadership camp in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2012). Open Space Technology Introduction and coordination. Invited presentation to the Children and Nature Network’s Grassroots Gathering, Shepardstown, West Virginia.

Stanger, N.R. G. (2012). Nature at the Centre: A project to enact “brilliant by nature” through cultivating synergy among research, teaching, and service at UVic. Organized and presented at the University Club, University of Victoria, Canada.

Stanger, N.R.G. & Beauchamp, J. (2010). Robert Bateman Centre environmental education guidebook: Tsaritsyno edition Training. Invited presentation to Tsaritsyno Museum Interpreters, Moscow.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2010). Global Education’s role in Environmental Education. Invited presentation in EDCI 575 Global Education Graduate Class at the University of Victoria.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2010). Environmental Education and High School Social Studies Education. Invited presentation in EDCI 773 Social Studies for Post-Degree-Diploma Students at the University of Victoria.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2010). Environmental Education and Elementary Social Studies Education. Invited presentation in EDCI 404 Social Studies for Elementary Educators at the University of Victoria.

Stanger, N.R.G. & Hoskins, B. (2009). Leadership Facilitation for Youth. Invited presentation for the Natural Leaders of Children and Nature Network at the Grassroots Gathering, Keystone, CO.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2008). Environmental ethics. Invited presentation at the Cranbrook Education World Conference, Detroit.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2008). Environmental education and new media creativity. Presentation at Masters of Environmental Education Residency for 2008 cohort.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2008). Creativity, art, and environmental education. Invited presentation at the British Columbia Teachers Federation Environmental Education Conference, Vancouver.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2006). New media and environmental education. Invited presentation at the British Columbia Teachers Federation Environmental Education Conference, Vancouver.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2005). Epiphytes, Conservation, and Tree Climbing. Invited Presentation at the Change Conference, Victoria.

Exhibition/Performance of Creative Work


Stanger, N. 2010. Familia - artwork created by the family. Art Educators, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada.

Stanger, N. 2009. It’s right here - dualistic nature and built imagery. Phillips Gallery, Victoria, Canada.

Stanger, N. 2006. War and Peace - images from the Great War and the great outdoors. The Culture Crawl - The ARC, Vancouver, Canada.

Stanger, N. 2006. The Great War - CBC Documentary - production stills. The Culture Crawl, Montreal, Canada. (www.greatwar.ca)

Stanger, N. 2003. Ology. Contact Festival of Photography,Toronto, Canada.

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