Chapters and White Papers

Prof. Ardoin’s publications are available through the Stanford Digital Repository/Open Archive

Selected White Papers and Technical Publications

Ardoin, N.M.  Project lead. January 2011–May 2019. Environmental Education Research Bulletins: Issues 114. Oakland, CA and Washington, DC: ChangeScale and NAAEE. Available at :

Ardoin, N.M. (PI), Beeco, R.,  R.B. Powell (PI), M.J. Stern (PI), Wade Vagias, Chris Wynveen (Equal authorship, alphabetically listed.) 2014. Accomplishments and Lessons Learned from Toyota TogetherGreen, 2008 to 2013 (Final Report), Clemson University, Clemson, SC. Download pdf.

Biggar, M.T., Ardoin, N.M., and Morris, J. 2017. Collective Impact on the Ground. Stanford Social Innovation Review blog. Available online.

Ardoin, N.M.  Project lead. January 2011–October 2017. Environmental Education Research Bulletins: Issues 110. Oakland, CA: ChangeScale and NAAEE. Available at:

Biggar, M., Ardoin, N.M., and Wojcik, D. 2015. Implementing Collective Impact in an Environmental Education Collaborative: A case study of the collective impact process during ChangeScale’s first three years (a report prepared for ChangeScale). Stanford, CA: Stanford University.

Ardoin, N.M., Fu, A., and Holthuis, N. 2013. A Review of California’s Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum (a report prepared for Pisces Foundation). Stanford, CA: Stanford University.

Ardoin, N.M., Heimlich, J., Braus, J., and Merrick, C. 2013. Influencing Conservation Action: What the research says about environmental literacy, behavior, and conservation results. National Audubon Society,  U.S. EPA, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Available online.

Ardoin, N.M. and Merrick, C. 2013. Environmental Education: A brief guide for U.S. grantmakers. Washington, DC: NAAEE; and Boston, MA: Cedar Tree Foundation.

Braus, J., Ardoin, N.M. (senior writer, editor, and contributor), Ady, J., Coleman, J., Ford, M., Grimm, K., Heimlich, J., Hopkins, M., Jeppesen, G., Mann, L., Merrick, C., Miller, F., Petty, B., and Slavin, Z. 2011. Tools of Engagement: A toolkit for incorporating social strategies into environmental conservation. Washington, DC: National Audubon Society, U.S. EPA, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Available online.

Ardoin, N.M. 2009. Environmental Education: A strategy for the future. New York, NY: Environmental Grantmakers Association. Download pdf.

Ardoin, N.M. 2005. Charles Darwin Foundation Annual Report, 2004. Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador: Charles Darwin Foundation.

Ardoin, N.M. 2004. Community Biodiversity Education Partnership Program Outreach Kit Guide. Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund.

Braus, J., Olivolo, B., and Ardoin, N.M. (senior writer). 2003. Oceans of Life: An educator’s guide to marine biodiversity. Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund.

Braus, J., Olivolo, B., Ardoin, N.M. (managing editor, senior writer). 2001. Wildlife for Sale: An educator’s guide to wildlife trade. Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund.

Braus, J., Olivolo, B., and Ardoin, N.M. (managing editor). 1999. Biodiversity Basics: An educator’s guide to exploring the web of life. Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund.

Selected Book Chapters

Ardoin, N.M., Reid, A., Lotz-Sisitka, H., Gonzalez-Gaudiano, E. 2017. Afterword. In Urban environmental education review, edited by A. Russ and M. Krasny. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Stedman, R., Ardoin, N.M. 2013. Mobility and Scale in Place-Based Environmental Education. New York. In Trading Zones in Environmental Education: Creating transdisciplinary dialogue, edited by M. Krasny and J. Dillon. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishers.

Gould, R.K., Ardoin, N.M., and Hashimoto, J. 2013. Transposing the Conversation into Popular Idiom: The reaction to Avatar in Hawaii. In Avatar and Nature Spirituality, edited by B. Taylor. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Environmental Health Series.

Ardoin, N.M. 2009. Behavior Change Theories and Free-Choice Environmental Learning. In Free Choice Learning and the Environment, edited by J. Falk, J.E. Heimlich, and S. Foutz, pp. 57–73. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.