Michelle Coe

About Michelle Coe

Michelle graduated with her B.S. and M.A. from the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. She was introduced to the UA's Community and School Garden Program (CSGP) as an undergraduate intern in 2010 where she worked in a kindergarten classroom at a nearby elementary school. Since then, Michelle has worked with the CSGP to develop garden-based citizen science research opportunities and curriculum for students and teachers. Now in its 5th year, the Supporting Environmental Education & Communities (SEEC) program works with K-12 students across the district to connect both students and their teachers with meaningful participatory environmental research in the garden.  With the help of CSGP's teacher training workshops, garden infrastructure, and trained UA interns,  the SEEC program provides students and teachers with a year-long intensive research experience aimed at expanding teacher-interest in facilitating the incorporation of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) into the classroom and promoting student-interest and excitement in STEAM opportunities.

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Michelle Coe
Environmental Ed. Coordinator, SEEC Program
Telephone: (520)626-4666
Office: ENR2 Building, 1064 E. Lowell St. Rm N598


M.A. Geography & Regional Development, University of Arizona

B.S. Physical Geography, Minors in GIS and Anthropology, University of Arizona

Dissertation Title

Influential Environments: School Gardens Impacting Arizona Children's Environmental Perspectives