Molly Steinwald

Steinwald_Molly-by Ben Filio

Molly is the Director of Science Education and Research at Phipps. She holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Dallas, an M.S. in Ecology from Purdue University, and is a current Ph.D. candidate in Zoology at Miami University (OH), conducting environmental psychology research on how youth relate to nature in the built environment. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments, a Fellow with the Fine Outreach for Science program at Carnegie Mellon University, and an Affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers, a project-driven organization made up of many of the top nature photographers in the world. She is a member of the Ecological Society of America, Society for Conservation Biology, Environmental Design Research Association, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, American Psychological Association, International Environmental Communication Association, North American Nature Photography Association, and American Public Gardens Association.

Molly has over fifteen years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level to science and non-science majors and formal and informal educators, in topics including ecology, molecular biology, anatomy, plants-people interactions, and more recently, photography and communicating science; and she has taught in classroom, field, zoo, and online settings. Additionally, she has over ten years of research experience in topics including animal behavior, conservation genetics, and plant community composition; and she has conducted fieldwork in desert, woodland and coastal habitats around the US. She is also an internationally recognized and award-winning photographer and a frequent speaker around the U.S. on children and nature and environmental outreach to non-traditional and under-served audiences.

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The above photo was taken by Ben Filio.

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