Capstone: Past Projects

Autumn 2014


Project Title Cooperating Organization Student Keywords

Vehicle Impact on Air Quality: Greenway Streets for the People

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Raezel Ann F. Arca

Greenways, Active Transportation, Walking, Biking, Air Quality, Vehicle Traffic, Environmental Health

Investigating Wilderness: Gaining Knowledge through Disillusionment and Direct Experience

The Sierra Club

Vineet Arora

Wilderness, Preservation, Conservation, Philosophy, Scholarship, Government, Land, Knowledge, Experience

Evaluating Accessibility to Community Gardens?

Seattle Ppatch Program, University District Ppatch

Marissa Baker

Community Garden, Accessibility, Social Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Security, Greenspace, Food System

Enhancing the Use of Sustainable Transportation Through the Methods of Community-Based Social Marketing and Infrastructures

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Jane Cho

Community-Based Social Marketing, Sports, Business Sustainability, Transportation, Incentive Programs

Bringing Public Land Management To The People: The Benefits Of Volunteer Participation In State Land Stewardship

Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition

Sarah Geyer

Stewardship, Volunteers, Habitat, Recreation, Policy, Public Land, Community

Factory Farm Regulation: Climate Change & U.S. Food Production

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Johnny Howe

Agriculture, CAFO, Factory Farm, Regulation, Legislation, Climate Change, Sustainability, EPA

Creating a Stronger Community: Environmental Education & Community Benefits

West Seattle YMCA

Corrissa Kellett

Environmental Education, Community, Benefits, Education, EE

Native American Tribes: Jurisdictional Rights and its Effect on Environmental Policy

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Tate Kirk

Policy, Government, Jurisdiction, Tribal Law, Regulation, Reservation Boundaries, Treaties, Sovereignty

Digging Deeper: Discovering How Gardening Contributes to Increased Mental and Spiritual Health

Seattle Ppatch Program, University District Ppatch

Miranda Knight-Miles

Garden, Horticulture, Therapy, Spirituality, Nature, Community, Ppatch, Food Bank, Food, Identity

Understanding the Direct and Indirect Physical Health Benefits of Community Gardening

Seattle Ppatch Program, University District Ppatch

Olivia Lewis

Urbanization, health, nutrition, Food Deserts, Community Garden, Gardening, Cardiovascular Disease, Body Mass Index (BMI), University District Ppatch

Local Watershed Management and Reporting: Using a Water Quality Index to Bridge the Gap between Science and the Public

Snohomish County Surface Water Management

Ciera Mead

Water Quality, Report, Outreach, Index, Stewardship, Communication, Management, Puget Sound

The Duwamish River Festival: An Ecomusicological Study of Green Space in an Urban Place

University of Washington

Anna Mines

Music, Place attachment, Civic Environmentalism, Green Spaces, Festivals, Urban Planning

Reputation Effects: Motivating Actors’ Attitudes in Believing and Moving Toward Environmental Stewardship

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Thuan Pham

Environmental Stewardship, Reputation Effects, Stick and Carrot Approach, Environmental Responsibility

Nontechnical Human Project Management Elements and their Influence on Environmental Project Success

Snohomish County Airport

Alexa Ramos

Education, Stewardship, Mitigation, Project Management, Habitat Degradation, Preservation, Restoration, Nontechnical

Exploring the Impact of Environmental Education Program Geared Towards Youth Leadership Development

InterIm Community Development Association’s Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) Youth Program

Krishna Maya Rizal

Environmental Education, Youth Leaders, Environmental Degradation, Access to Healthy Foods, Leadership Skills, Environmental Action

The Lack of Representation of Communities of Color in Environmental Non-Profits is Failing the Democratic Progression of the Environmental Movement

Washington Conservation Voters

Marion Romero

Environmental Justice, Communities of Color, Outreach, Education, Non-Profits, Washington Conservation Voters, Inclusive Spaces, Community Based, Minorities

Sustainability in Sports: Behavior Change in Management

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Kasey Stanchek

Sports, Behavior Change, Facilities Management, Sustainable Change

Volunteer Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Organizations and Factors Influencing Volunteer Retention

Stillwaters Environmental Center

Rachel Taylor

Macroinvertebrate Monitoring, Citizen Science, Environmental Volunteerism, Water Quality, Volunteer Monitoring, Volunteer Retention

What Not to Say: The Unintended Consequences of Common Language about Nonnative Species

Washington Sea Grant

Shaleina Vogt

Environmental Outreach, Invasive Species, Environmental Ethics, Invertebrates

An Eye in the Sky: How Eco-Drone Monitoring and Successful Conservation Methodology can Mitigate Tropical Deforestations

Wild Forests & Fauna and Vogt Lab

Sophia Winkler-Schor

Forests, Conservation Science, Conservation Theory, Drones, Conservation Policy, Environmental Policy, Peru, Amazon,Ttropical Forests, Remote Regions.




Project Title Cooperating Organization Student Keywords

Finding the Center of Local Food

American Farmland Trust

Emily Noyd

Food, Food Systems, Globalization, Organizations, Food Economy


Let's Bee Careful About Pesticides: Evaluating Checkpoints in Pesticide Regulation

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Hana Dubail

Western Honey Bee, Pesticides, Regulations, Colony Collapse Disorder, Reformations

Our Friend the Ecolabel



Stewardship Partners

Sarah Chirila

Eco-labels, Consumers, Conservation, Public Awareness, Sustainability Certified

Greening Athletics Through the Use of Social Media



UW Department of Athletics

Michael Acode

Social Media, Sports Industry, Environmental Stewardship, Outreach

How Diet Change in Ecologically Important Fishes Indicate Shifts in Puget Sound's Food Web


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Ben Au Yong

Diet, Ecology, Fish Habitat and Population, Puget Sound

Market as Farmacy: Addressing Health and Wellness Through a Community Approach to Care Ethics


Carnation Farmers Market

Nicolette Herberger

Health and Wellness, Farmers' Markets, Community, Culture and Civic Duty

Addressing the Challenges of Local Food Movements: An Exploration of Sustainable Meat in Seattle


Farm to Table: Meat?

Stephanie Morriss

Sustainable Meat, Seattle, Public Health Impacts, Farming Industry

Sustainable Science: Motivating a Shift Toward Green Laboratory Standards


University of Washington Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Kate Stevenson

Energy Use and Conservation, Audit Surveys, Laboratory, Sustainability

best poster

The Future of Climate Action Planning in Higher Education: Understanding the Differences Between Universities and Community Colleges


North Seattle Community College

Brian Rucci

Climate Change, Environment, Humanitarianism, Future, Carbon Footprint

HM poster

How Much Buffer Is Enough? Finding Common Ground Between Conservation and Agriculture


American Farmland Trust

Jacob Schiffler

Buffers, Streams, Water Quality, Community, Habitat Protection

Saving the World: Preserving Farmland Around Puget Sound to Ensure Food Security


American Farmland Trust

Marshall Smith

Farmland, Preservation, GIS, Puget Sound

How Can More Effective Citizen Science Programs Be Developed?


Stillwaters Environmental Center

An Ren Tan

Citizen Science, Survey, Education and Community Involvement, Action

The Current State of E-Waste: Cell Phones in Seattle



Sustainable Seattle

Anna Vance

Cell Phone, Recycling, Disposal, Procedures and Programs

Understanding the Perception of Value in Sustainable Landscaping: An Exploration in the Promotion of Public Awareness


Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

Berit Wick

Property Owners, Long-term Investments, Sustainability, Awareness

best oral pres

Protecting Our Local Water Bodies: Waterkeepers and Citizen Enforcement of the Clean Water Act




Puget SoundKeepers Alliance



Amy Hersh



US Legislation, Pollution, Data, Citizen Action

Tribal Involvement in Environmental Decision Making: The Promise of Traditional Ecological Knowledge


US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Kylee DeCook

Indigenous Communities, Traditions, Communication, Tribal and Governmental Agencies

Selling Science: The Predicament of Environmental Policy



Washington Environmental Council

Kricket Keeling

Environmental Movement, Environmental Issues, Public, Media

Materials Management for State Governments: Embracing a Lifecycle Approach


US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Megan Reeves

Landfills, Data Reporting, Management Practices, Educational Outreach

HM oral pres

Tree Mortality in the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot



University of Washington

Brian Moe

Forests, Mortality Rate, Carbon Sink, Analysis, Tree Species

What Describes a Successful Urban Ecological Restoration Project?


University of Washington

Yiyan Ge

Urban Restoration, Cultural Awareness, Restoration Project, Case Study

Engaging Local Communities in Ecological Restoration of Seattle's Urban Forests


Friends of Lincoln Park

Carter Case

Habitat, Invasive Species, Restore, Community

Impacts of Historical Stream Modifications on Present - Day Bat Populations in Northern Washington


Seattle City Light

Sarah Schooler

Ecosystem, Modification, Bat, Insect Populations

How Storytelling Can Put a Human Face on Environmental Problems in Policy Campaigns


Washington Environmental Council

Vicki Chiang

Storytelling, Influence, Effectiveness, Oil

Promoting Environmental Education Projects in Public Grade Schools


Stewardship Partners

Malerie Fleishchman

Rain Garden, Youth, Future, Empowerment

Northwest Forest Plan and Resource Dependent Communities Within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest: Impact, Issues, and Recommendations

Pinchot Partners

Cary Griffin

Communities, Economy, Alternatives, Public Health

Place-Based Environmental Education: Historic Walking Tour

King County Wastewater Treatment Division

Min Hou

Environment, Community Awareness, Future, Education

Sustainability Scores: Enhancing Fan Environmental Stewardship Through Sporting Events

UW Department of Athletics

Allyson Jackovics

Sustainability, Responsibility, Initiatives, Sporting Events

Single Space, Multiple Uses: Developing the Commons for the 21st Century

Greenwood P-patch

Thomas Jenkins

Public Property, Sustainable Communities, Collaboration, Neighborhoods

Scientists, Environmentalists, and the Rest of Us: Reframing the Dialogue Around Environmental Issues

Washington Environmental Council

Rhiannon Johnston

Water Quality, Report, Outreach, Index, Stewardship, Communication, Management, Puget Sound

The Duwamish River Festival: An Ecomusicological Study of Green Space in an Urban Place

University of Washington

Anna Mines

Music, Place attachment, Civic Environmentalism, Green Spaces, Festivals, Urban Planning

Reputation Effects: Motivating Actors’ Attitudes in Believing and Moving Toward Environmental Stewardship

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Thuan Pham

Education, Stewardship, Mitigation, Project Management, Habitat Degradation, Preservation, Restoration, Nontechnical

Nontechnical Human Project Management Elements and their Influence on Environmental Project Success

Snohomish County Airport

Alexa Ramos

Climate Change, Communication, Values, Perspectives

Finding Common Ground: Community-Based, Collaborative Natural Resource Management in Rural Washington State

Pinchot Partners

Ana Laackmann

Wellbeing, Economic Healthy, Rural Communities, Natural Resource Management

The Scoop on Poop: Wastewater Education Efforts in King County

King County Wastewater Treatment Division

Shane McLaughlin

Public Impact, Wastewater, Water Quality, Survey

How Different Educational Fields Impacts a Student's Knowledge and Perception on Climate Change

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Jin Nam

Perception, Climate Change, Youth, Knowledge, Upbringing

Place- Based Education: Reinforcing Student Understanding and Environmental Responsibility Through a Local Framework

University of Washington

Alexandra Doty

Creative Solutions, Citizen Action, Interviews, Place-based Education

The Key to Natural Relationships is Environmental Communication

Stillwaters Environmental Center

Hannah Williams

Beliefs and Ideologies, Environmental Communication, Poster Templates, Audience

Growing Green Certification Programs: Strategies from Social Psychology and Practice

University of Washington Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Celia Gurney

Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Green Certification, Green Networks, Behavior Change

Changing Infrastructure to Change Behavior: Implementing New Strategies to Increase On Campus Waste Diversion Rates


University of Washington Recycling

Ana Pacheco

Pollution, Global Impact, Outreach and Engagement, Recycling and Composting


Autumn 2013


Project Title Cooperating Organization Student Keywords

Designing a Marine Survey for the Citizen Scientist: The Three Pillars of Survey Design

Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)

Alexandra Dolk

Citizen Science, Marine Debris, Ecological Survey, COASST, Citizen Scientist, Beach Survey, Survey Design

Motivated By Money? Evaluating the Composting Practices and Motivations of Seattle Restaurants

Sustainable Seattle

Alyssa Milo

Water Diversion Strategies, Composting, Restaurant Composting, Sustainability Practices, Municipal Solid Waste

Data from Current Restoration Sites can Improve the Success of Future Restoration Projects

Stewardship Partners

Andrea Jackowski

Environmental Restoration, Restoration Monitoring, Ecosystem Restoration, Environment

Calculating Potential Indirect Financial Loss of Ocean Acidification in the California Crust

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Bryanda Wippel

Ocean Acidification, Fisheries, Financial Impacts, Diet, Food Web

HM poster

Exploring Inter-Generational Differences in Values and Conceptualizations of the Colorado Sangre de Cristo Land Grant Community

The Acequia Institute

Cara Moser

Indigenous Communities, Indigenous Sustainability, Intergenerational Differences, Traditional Knowledge

A Critical Analysis of Intergovernmental Wildlife Conservation

Conservation Northwest

Connie Combs

Wildlife Conservation, Carnivore Conservation, Collaborative Conservation Policy, Data Sharing, Habitat Connectivity

Breaking Down Barriers: Shoreline Monitoring and Restoration

Washington Sea Grant

Courtney Blume

Shoreline Restoration, Shoreline Monitoring, Armoring Removal, Near-Shore Ecosystem

A Case Study Analysis: A Comparison of Canadian and United States' Cosmetic Pesticide Policy and the Lessons We Can Learn

The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program

Dylane Jacobs

Cosmetic Pesticides, Comparative Policy Analysis, Comparative Pesticide Policy, Anti-Pesticide Movements

best poster

Promoting Environmental Stewardship in Multicultural Communities through Outreach and Education: A Critical Analysis of Community-Based Social Marketing to Encourage Waste Reduction Strategies


Elizabeth Szorad

Community-Based Social Marketing, Environmental Education, Environmental Outreach, Multicultural Communities, Waste Diversion

HM oral pres

Evaluating Surrogates: Using Management Techniques of Landslides to Overcome the Challenges of Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Washington State

Washington Sea Grant

Emily Halvorsen

Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation, Surrogate Policy, Surrogate Management Strategies

Encouraging Collaboration Between Environmental Organizations and Attracting Volunteers to Save the Pacific Northwest Salmon Species

Puget Soundkeeper


Eric Thomas

Restoration, Salmon Sustainability, Volunteer, Collaboration

Working Toward an Equitable Environment: Seeking Environmental Justice Between the EPA, Intermediary Parties, and Communities Through Involvement and Collaboration

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Hannah Avrin

Environmental Justice, EJ, Collaboration, Communities, Equality, EPA, Intermediary Parties, Involvement

Amending US Toxic Policy to More Effectively Protect Human and Environmental Health

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Hannah Galloway

Toxic Policy, Comparative Policy Analysis, Chemical Regulation, REACH

Certified Renewable Energy and the Voluntary Market: A Valuable Source of Data that Represents the Industry as a Whole

Center for Resource Solutions

Joshua Redhair

Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Sustainability, Energy Markets, Data Analysis, Renewable Energy Certification

From Dirt to Food Bank Shelves: Benefits of Community Gardening

University District P-Patch Community Garden


Kaitlin Behrens

Community Gardening, Sustainability, Food Security, Food Banks, Community Development

best oral pres

Rain Garden Outreach: A Case Study in Developing an Environmental Outreach Framework

Stewardship Partners

Nicole McThewson

Environmental Education, Environmental Outreach, Rain gardens, Instructional Frameworks, Stormwater Management

Counteracting Corporations: How Nonprofits can Utilize Marketing Methods in their Programs to Reduce the Use of Lawn Chemicals

Seattle Tilth

Loan Huynh

Chemicals, Marketing, Environmental Education, Seattle Tilth, Puget Sound Partnership, Environmental Education

Empowerment Through Community Based Conservation: A Case Study on Snow Leopard Enterprises

Snow Leopard Trust

Marika Wegerbauer

Environmental Education, Community-Based Conservation, Incentive-Based Conservation, Wildlife, Snow Leopard

How Do You See the Forest Through the Trees: Unveiling Patterns in Preference for Various Land Management Strategies

University of Washington & The Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot (YFDP)

Megan Resler

Environmental Education, Silviculture, Forest Management Strategies, Visual Preferences, UW

Examining the Role of Benefits, Costs, and Social Factors in Sustainability

University of Washington Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Michael Ferguson

Laboratory Sustainability, Institutional Sustainability, Sustainability, Barriers, Marketing, Efficiency

Community Gardens: Addressing Food Security, Fostering Community, and Educating Residents

University District P-Patch Community Garden

Molly Lazor

Urban Agriculture, P-Patch, Community Garden, Food Security

The Power of Numbers: How Electronic Waste Regulation can be Improved by Quantifying the Environmental Impacts and Publicizing Tangible Numbers

Basel Action Network

Momoka Nakamura

E-Waste, Regulation, Solid Waste, Quantifying, Environmental Impacts, Calculation Tool, Mobile App, Human RIghts

Don't Be a Fossil Fuel - Education of Electric Vehicles

MC Electric

Shannon Cloud

Environmental Education, Electric Vehicles, Seattle, Climate Change, Alternative Fuels

Multicultural Environmental Education: A Mindful Approach to Connecting Elementary-Age Students to their Local Environment


Stephanie Ung

Environmental Education, Multicultural Education, Environmental Justice, Children, Diversity

Comparing Hygienic Behavior of Honeybee Strains at the University of Washington Apiary

University of Washington

Theodora Teodosiadis

Honeybee Strains, Hygienic Behavior, Honeybee Brood, Colony Collapse Disorder




Project Title Cooperating Organization Student Keywords

best oral pres

Cleaning Up Environmental Regulations to help Clean Up Stormwater

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Alison Sienkiewicz

Stormwater, Policy, Regulations, Enforcement, Compliance, Industrial, Pollution, EPA, Government, ArcGIS

Environmental Education: The Path to Nature Appreciation and Stewardship

Nature Vision

Alyce Flanagan

Environmental Education, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Curriculum Writing

HM poster

Spatial and Temporal Monitoring Strategies for Conflict Resolution in Stormwater Permitting

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Amber Johnson

Stormwater Runoff, Management, USEPA Region 10, Pacific Northwest, Pollutant Runoff, Environmental Risk, ArcGIS

When Money Can't Buy Love: Inspiring Stewardship through Daily Interaction with Place

Friends of Lincoln Park

Anna Rylko

Urban Forests, Restoration, Community Stewardship, Place Attachment

Examining the Regulatory and Policy Climate of Stormwater Infrastructure in the U.S., Seattle, Washington

Stewardship Partners

Anthony Ataee

Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Policy, Regulation, Municipal

Applying the Best Lens for Data Analysis: A "Quick and Dirty" Guide to EPA Superfund Removal Actions in Region 10

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Arielle Gervasi

Environmental Policy, Environmental Protection Agency, Removal Actions, GIS, Hazardous Materials

Integrating Sustainability into the Undergraduate Curriculum

University of Washington Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Austin Blevins

Sustainability, Environmental, Education, Interviews, Stewardship, Curriculum

Shedding Light on Human-Induced Disturbances in Marine Areas

Washington Environmental Council

Bradley Le

Environmental Awareness, Education, Quality Assurance Project Plans, Citizen Science, Government Interaction

Quantification of Environmental Justice Communities and the Environmental Protection Agency's Schools with Possible PCB Contamination Database

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Byron Wenning

EPA, PCBs, Schools, Environmental Justice, Screening, Quantification

A New EPA Approach: Environmental Justice Screening Tool for Prioritizing Communities of Air Toxics Risk

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Carlos Cruz

Environmental Justice, Air Pollution, EPA, Minorities, Low Income

A Look At How Federal Disaster Response Can Be Better Utilized

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Charles Shannon

Stafford Act, Household Hazardous Waste, Orphan Containers

Systems-Based Sustainability: Motivating Participation in Sustainability-Focused Programming in Colleges and Corporations

University of Washington Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Christina Heinlen

Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Motivation, Behavior, CSR, Green Program, Consulting

Comparing Impact of Urbanization on Epi-benthic Macro-invertebrate Diversity Across Marine Sites in Puget Sound

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Ellie Canade

Biodiversity, Puget Sound, Marine Invertebrates, NOAA, Shannon's Index

best poster

Rain Gardens in the Puget Sound: An Effective Tool for Mitigating Storm Water Runoff

Stewardship Partners

Emma Vowels

Urban, Green Infrastructure, Storm Water, Rain Garden, Stewardship Partners

The Importance of Being a Shrubbery: The Allometry of Cornus sericea

University of Washington School of Forestry in collaboration with The Smithsonian

Gillian Kenagy

Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot, Biomass, Forest Management, Climate Change, Allometry

Effects of Urbanization By Assessing Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in Puget Sound Streams

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Hannah Fotherby

Macroinvertebrate, Stormwater, Urbanization, Monitoring, Restoration, Biodiversity

Saving the World One Park at a Time: How Restoration Fits into a Larger Scale

Friends of Lincoln Park

Hilary Loya

Restoration, Ecology, Invasive Species, Resilience

What About the Farmer? Exploring the Opportunity and Challenges of Farming in Washington, and the Role of Resources and Mentoring in a Changing Food Landscape

Cascade Harvest Coalition

Holly McCalib-Koenig

Washington FarmLink, Mentorship, Agriculture, Farm Business

Effects of Low-Severity Fire on Structural Attributes and Radial Tree Growth in Abies concolor-dominated Forest, Yosemite National Park, CA

University of Washington & The Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot (YFDP)

Jamie Wilson

Fire Ecology, Forest Ecology, Yosemite National Park, Abies concolor, Low-Severity Fire, Carbon, Prescribed Fire, Fire Management Plan, Sierra Nevada

Food Security in the City: Community Gardens as a Sustainable Source of Local Food

University District P-Patch Community Garden

Jaron Cramer

Community Garden, Food Security, P-Patch, Urban, Food Bank, Fundraising

Localizing Food in Puget Sound: American Farmland Trust Planning for Agriculture Conference

American Farmland Trust

Jen Stearns

Local Food Systems, Farmland Preservation, Conference, Sustainability, Local Agriculture

Perspectives on the Benefits of Direct Marketing and its Advantages for Communities

Carnation Farmers Market

Jenn Clarke

Direct Marketing, Farmers Markets, Community

Healing the Spirit, Revitalizing the Food System: A Tribal Approach to Community-Based Food Policy

University of Washington

Jennifer Marcello

Food Sovereignty, Tribal Health, Food Policy, Food Justice, Inequality, Community

Why Do We Trash It? Identifying the Behavioral Challenges Behind Improper Disposal of Recyclable and Compostable Waste

Sustainable Seattle

Joel Kohlstedt

Recycling, Composting, Waste, Environmental Impact, Barriers

PP poster

Clean Air and the Future of Sport

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Jordan Chernesky

Urban, Sports, Green Investments, Education, Indoor Air Pollution

Why Should I Care? Increasing Environmental Engagement Through Science and Morality

Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center

Kaley McLachlan

Outreach, Social Values, Ecological Values, Communities, Restoration, Engagement

Environmental Databases: Making Information Accessible for Environmental Professionals, Decision-Makers, and the Public

Washington Sea Grant

Kazuki Kimoto

SQL Server, Microsoft Visio, Technology, Environment, Washington Sea Grant, Database

Environmental Awareness Through Education

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Kelly Chandler

Education, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Nail Salons, Occupational Safety

Go Huskies! Go Green! Marketing Sustainability in Sports

University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics

Laura Lee Dootson

Sustainability, Sports Marketing, Waste Reduction, Intercollegiate Athletics

The Greening Sports Resource Hub as a Model of Effective Environmental Policy

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Laura Shields

Environmental Policy, Top-down, Bottom-up, Standards, Technical Assistance, Incentive-based Environmental Policy, The Carrot, The Stick

A Historical Analysis of Shoreline Change on Sequim Bay, WA, Focusing on Important Areas to the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe

Washington Sea Grant

Leah Miyamoto

Shoreline, Historical, Analysis, Change

Changing Policy for a Changing System: A Regional Food Policy Scan

Puget Sound Regional Council

Libby Hollingshead

Food Policy, Holistic, Community Development, Growth Management, Comprehensive Plan

The Storied Life: What Narrative Methods Can Do for Natural Resource Management Initiatives

Washington Environmental Council

Lillian Grosz

Narrative Methods, CBRM, Environmental Education, Stewardship, Outreach

A Study of the Relationships Between Seafloor Structure and Adjacent Shoreline Composition and Complexity in Puget Sound, WA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Lise Ferguson

Urbanization, Shorelines, GIS, Seafloor Roughness, Composition, Complexity, Relationships, Rugosity, FRAGSTATS, Diversity

Renovating the Way We Eat: Six Criteria for Creating a Local Food System in Puget Sound

American Farmland Trust

Margaret Kernahan

Local Food, Environment, Farmland Preservation, Agriculture, Food Security, Farmland, Urbanization

The Best of Both Worlds: Managing Parks for Recreation and Ecosystem Protection

Washington Sea Grant

Mariah Vane

Ecosystem Protection, Recreation, Park Management, Education and Outreach

Shoreline Restoration Monitoring Through Citizen Scientists

Washington Sea Grant

Marion Richards

Shoreline, Citizen Science, Development, Monitoring

Environmental Behavior Change Models: Federal Applications of Behavioral Interventions

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Matthew Calantas

Sustainability, Behaviors, Community-based Social Marketing, Federal, Change, Environmental, Program, Design, Behavioral

Using Motivation in Training Volunteer Educators; A Case Study with Seattle Tilth

Seattle Tilth

Megan Waskom

Motivation, Volunteering, Outreach, Education, Stewardship, Community, Cooperative, Evaluation, Training, Data Collection

Integrated Environmental Education: The Role of Informal Learning Settings in a Standards-Based Education System

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Centers

Natalie Oppliger

Environmental Education, Learning Standards, Informal, Experiential

Measuring Shoreline Change at Ediz Hook and Dungeness Spit on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State

Washington Sea Grant

Rachel Williams

Shoreline Changes, GIS, Shoreline Armor, Olympic Peninsula, Coastline, Reference Site

Environmental Justice in the Duwamish Valley: A Series of Interviews with Community

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC)

Ruben Chi Bertoni

Environmental Justice, Environmental Racism, Community Involvement, Policy, Leadership

HM oral pres

A Citizen Science Approach to Restoring Lowland Stream and Estuary Habitat in Puget Sound

Stillwaters Environmental Center

Sam DeLiso

Citizen Science, Ecology, Estuary, Habitat Restoration, Salmonids, Sediment, Stream, Water Quality

How Sustainable Programs Lead to Sustainable Businesses: Stakeholders Leading the Movement to Green the Sports Industry

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Sarah Kiner

Stakeholder Salience, Greening Sports, Stakeholder Management, Sports Venues

Tribal Woodstove Emissions: An Examination of Total Annual Pollution from Reservation Woodstoves, Tribal Programs and Sovereignty, and Environmental Protection Agency Regulation

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Sarah Sanborn

Tribes, EPA, Woodstove, Emissions, Pollution, Regulation, Sovereignty, Environmental Justice, Health

Who's Greener? Competition as an Effective Means of Improving Environmental Sustainability in Organizations

University of Washington Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Scott Strang

Environmental Stewardship, Competition, Green, Office, Peer Pressure, Decision Making

PP oral

Cultivating Care and Responsible Rehabilitation: A Case for the Sustainable Prison Farm

University of Washington

Sophie Hart

Sustainability, Environmental Justice, Prisons, Agriculture, Gardening, Food Systems

Is Climate Change a Big Risk for Businesses? A Look into What Business Managers Think

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Soshi Kumamoto

Climate Change, Business, Risk Perception, WIllingness to Act, PCBs

Coal Externalities and Associated Environmental Detriments: Lease Practices, Taxation, Uncombusted Coal Discharge and Unmitigated Air Pollutants

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

Stephanie Angelis

Coal, Coal Dust, Coal Discharge, Coal Export, Externality, Clean Water Act (CWA), Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (PSA), Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT), Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Powder River Basin (PRB)

Urban P-Patch Community Gardens: Greenwashing Hands with Dirt?

University District P-Patch Community Garden

Victoria Ballena

Land Preservation, Urban, Soils, Nutrients, pH, Phosphorous, Potassium, Nitrogen, Garden, Test

Assessing and Managing Risk Associated with Hazardous Material Spills

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

William Hawley

Hazardous Material, Spill, Oil, Environmental Impact, Native American, Tribe



Project Title Cooperating Organization Student Keywords

Creating and Maintaining Space for Indigenous Peoples to Continue Practicing Native Food Harvesting Practices

Skokomish Tribal Nation

Angela Herr

Indigenous Rights, Food, Culture, Connection, Place-based Knowledge, Documentary Film

The Problem with Education: Combining Perspectives to Change Children’s Perceptions of the Natural World

Seattle Tilth

Ashley Esgate

Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Educational Psychology, Seattle Tilth, Community Gardening

Developing an Interactive Digital Map for the Bellevue Botanical Garden and Assessing the Effectiveness of Interactive Digital Devices in Ecotourism

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Ashton Kidd

Interactive Digital Devices, Mobile Applications, GIS, Environmental Education, Ecotourism

Community-Based Utility Benchmarking: One Small Step toward Carbon Neutrality

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Cole Zuckerman

Corporate Sustainability, Building Efficiency, Energy Star Portfolio Manager, Utility Benchmarking

Our Polluted Puget: Finding fecal contamination and locating culprits in the Puget Sound

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Corinne Messer

Human Fecal Contamination, Puget Sound Pollution, qPCR, Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Environmental Marketing: Utilizing Interactive, Web-Based Applications To Increase Environmental Organizations' Publicity Among Citizens

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Eric Ko Huang

Mobile Technology, Envrionmental Education, Community Garden, Digital Maps, Environmental Organization

best oral pres

Like Trying to get Fat on Celery: A Re-evaluation of the Assumed Dietary Habits of Juvenile Leatherback Sea Turtles

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Giulia Anderson

Leatherback Juvenile, Jellyfish, Pyrosome, Predation, Stable Isotope Analysis

Using Education to Change Perspectives and Promote Environmental Ethics in Children

West Seattle YMCA & Seattle Parks and Recreation

Iris Albert

Curriculum, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Environmental Ethic, Online Survey, Site Preparation, Restoration

How I Brought 500 Stickers and Toxic Mugs to the EPA: Environmental Management System (EMS) and the Coffee Cup Campaign

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Jessie Huang

Environmental Management System (EMS), Environmental Campaign, Environmental Performance, Social Marketing

Designing an interactive map for Bellevue Botanic Garden

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Julie Stewart

Environmental Education, Interpretive Practices, Digital Media

Examining Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning in the Puget Sound Using a Protein Phosphatase Inhibition Assay as a Screening Method

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

June Songtantaruk

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning, PP2A, LC-MS, Shellfish, Puget Sound, Gastrointestinal Illness, Regression

HM poster
A Closer Look at Understory Shrubs at Yosemite National Park: Understudied Shrubs Receive Attention from Determined Ecologists

University of Washington & The Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot (YFDP)

Katie Hogan

Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot, Shrub Dynamic Models, Biomass, Forest Management

UW Athletics Sustainability Internship

University of Washington Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Keenan Murphy

Sustainability, Sports, Business, Team, Logistics

Growing Food, Growing Community: How P-Patch Farm Stands Have Stengthened Communities

City of Seattle: Department of Neighborhoods

Kiddy Emmanuel

Food Insecurity, Environmental Justice, Urban Agriculture, Community Garden, Outreach, P-Patch

Salvaging Solutions: Analyzing Auto Salvage Yards' Responses to Federal Clean Water Regulation

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Lisette Albert

Auto, Salvage, Storm, Water, Clean, Water, EPA, Government, Regulation, Environment

Decreasing Waste in Husky Stadium: Steps Taken for a Cleaner Football Game

University of Washington Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Michelle Spicer

Environmental Sustainability, Stadium Waste, Fan Engagement, Waste Reduction, Green Marketing

Assessing the Role of Corporate Sustainability in Shaping Green Business Development

Town and Country Markets, Inc.

Mikaela Winter

Sustainable Business, Sustainability, Social Responsibility Reporting, Food, Grocery, Sustainable Development

Environmental Sustainability in Professional Sports: The Green Sports Directory

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Mike Meneghini

Sports, Sustainability, Energy, Water, Waste, Cleaning, Purchasing

PP poster
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Feasibility Analysis

King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks-Wastewater Treatment Division

Matt Coy & Mitch Halliday

Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Stormwater, GIS, Pollution, King County, Feasibility Study

Equitable Eating: How Seattle's P-Patch Community Gardening Program can Help to Address Food Insecurity

University District P-Patch Community Garden

Mollie Tarte

Food Security, Community, Gardening, Food Systems Inequality, P-Patch Program

Improving Environmental Education to Create a More Sustainable Food System and to Protect Public Health

Seattle Tilth

Molly Bell

Urban Farming, Sustainable, Organic, Local, Environmental Education

Redesigning Local Food Systems: Examining the Potential for Systemic Change

Nature Consortium

Rae Moore

Agriculture, Cafeteria Food, Youth Arts Program, Local, Organic

Federal Regulation of Nonpoint Source Water Pollution is Limited by Political Tradition

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Robert Marsh

EPA, Clean Water Act, Nonpoint Source Pollution, Land Use, Federalism

HM oral pres

PP oral
Planning for Recovery: The Biology, Conservation, and Restoration of the Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata)

Woodland Park Zoo

Samantha Zwicker

Western Pond Turtle, Recovery Planning, Population Viability, Endangered Species, Conservation

Water Scarcity in the Face of Climate Change: Community Improvement Projects in the Informal Urban Settlements of Peru

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Stephanie Aragon

Climate Change, Development, Peru, Slum, Fog, Fog Nets, Water Scarcity, EPA

HM poster

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Bovine Bacteroides as a Microbial Indicator of Fecal Contamination in the Puget Sound

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Sylvia Howard

Contamination, Fecal, Bovine, Indicator, q-PCR, Puget Sound, Bacteroides, Microbial Source Tracking

best poster
Strategies to Influence Environmental Stewardship in Federal offices and For-Profit Businesses

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Terra Miller-Cassman

Federal Office, Business, Environmental Stewardship, Action, Communication, Strategies, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Citizen Science as an Educational Tool: Assessing the Successes of Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)

Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)

Zoe Vrieling

Citizen Science, Environmental Education, Volunteers, Volunteering, Public


Project Title Cooperating Organization Student Keywords

Environmental Concepts Made Real in the Classroom: Environmental Art Education as a Medium for Creating Tangible Environmental Concepts for Children

Nature Consortium

Amy Anderson

Non-standard Education, Standard Education, Educational Models, Curriculum, Sense of Place, Environmental Art, Connection

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Zooplankton Communities in the San Juan Channel

Friday Harbor Laboratories

Derek Blackstone

Copepod, Copepod Diapause, Diel Vertical Migration, San Juan Archipelago, San Juan Channel, Tidal Mixing, Zooplankton

Restoration in an Urban Environment

Nature Consortium

Justin Bren

Ecological Restoration, Urban, Outdoors, Volunteers, Community

best poster
Sustainability Engagement and Communication Tools: Effective Methods for Changing University Behavior

University of Washington Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Yousef Bugaighis &Elysia Morrison

Sustainability Communication, Engagement, Sustainability Tools, Behavior Change, Sustainability Resources, University Community

Hands-On Urban Forest Restoration in Lincoln Park, West Seattle

Friends of Lincoln Park

Cody Burke & Jake Niles

Restoration, Ecology, Urban Forest, Volunteer

best oral pres
Saving Green by Going Green: Sustainable Hospitality

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Bridgette Burkholder

Hospitality, Sustainable Business, Energy Savings, Waste Diversion, Green Marketing

Permaculture Demonstration Site for Outdoor Education, Community Space, and Events

Washington Park Arboretum & UW Botanic Gardens

Jeanine Carlson

Permaculture Principles, Ecological Conservation, Holistic Agriculture, Community Building, Environmental Education

User-Centered Design and E-Government: Environment, Administration, and Efficiency

Washington State Department of Ecology

Alex Chin

User-Centered Design, E-Government, Department of Ecology, Project Questionnaire

Sustainable Socio-Economic Development through Indigenous Diplomacy in the Russian North

Pacific Northwest Economic Region

Victoria Choe

Sustainable Socio-economic Development, Russian North, Indigenous Peoples, Transnational Diplomacy

Safe Seafood: An Assessment of Rapid Testing Methods for Okadaic Acid in Shellfish

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Matthew Choowong

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning, DSP, Okadaic Acid, OA, ELISA, PP2A

Applying Sustainability Metrics to Transit Systems

Sound Transit

Drew Collins

Transit, Sustainability, Sound Transit, Light Rail, LEED

Anadromous Salmon assessments in the Interior Columbia River Basin

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Dalton Connor

Salmon, Species Reintroduction, Dams, Columbia River, Chinook, Steelhead, Extirpated

Developing Environmental Education: the Need for an Integrated, Interdisciplinary, and Evolving Approach

Washington Sea Grant

Julie Denberger

Environmental Education, Outdoor, Sustainability, Civic Responsibility,Teaching, Curriculum

Citizen Scientists Collecting Rain Data for Analysis

Washington Sea Grant

Kellen Franks

Data Analysis, Citizen Science, Environmental Stewardship, Cost Effective Research Methods

Green 2.0: How Embracing the Information Age Can Upgrade Environmental Communication and Help Save the Planet

People For Puget Sound

Joey Frostad & Bradley Johnson

Environmental Outreach, Technology, Environmental Advocacy, Port Gardner Bay, Environmentalist, Internship

Building Communities of Local Food: A Case Study at the San Juan Island Farmers’ Market

San Juan Island Agricultural Guild

Maya Gordon

Small-scale Farming, Farmers’ Market, San Juan Island, Local Food, Sustainable Agriculture

Progressive Management Strategies for Irrigation Water Management: Identifying Best Management Practices to Reduce Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Sources

US Environmental Protection Agency Region 10

Bijan Hashemi

Irrigation, Agriculture, Groundwater, Nitrate, Pollution

Finding Art in the Environment: How Creativity in Education Makes Room for Environmental Exploration

Nature Consortium

Zarah Hitner

Environmental Education, Art, Kinesthetic, Sustainable Ethic.

Human Attitudes and Actions towards Wildlife and the Role of Education in the San Juan Islands, Washington

Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Tory Johnson

Human-wildlife Interaction, Education, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Education, San Juan Islands, Wildlife Tourism

Into the Wild: A Closer Look At the Impacts of Outdoor Education on Children

Washington Sea Grant

Veronica Keenan

Environmental Education, Urban, Rural, Teaching, Curriculum Development, Pedagogy

Coffee for Water: An investigative report of the effectiveness of Social Enterprises

Coffee for Water

Cody Kendrick

Social Enterprise, Sustainability, Innovation, Policy reform, economic, environmental, social impact

Assessing Demand for Water Recycling Technology among Washington Agricultural Producers

Clear Water Services

Marshall King

Agricultural Waste, Water Treatment, Recycling, Market Analysis

Plastic Bags: To Ban or Not to Ban

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Jasmine Lamb

Plastic Bag Policy, Solid Waste Management, Marine Debris

best oral pres
Saving Green by Going Green: A Case Study in Sustainable Hospitality

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Matthew Lawson

Hospitality, Sustainable Business, Energy Savings, Waste Diversion, Green Marketing

Finding a Sense of Place in a Seattle City Park

Friends of Lincoln Park

Melissa MacKelvie

Sense of Place, City Parks, Nature, Restoration, Wilderness, Park Visitors

Tribal Communities: Setting the Bar for Effective Care and Management of the Environment

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Electra Magnuson

Air Quality, Stewardship, Tribal, Native American, Environmental, Methods, Education, Outreach, Councils

PP poster
Curiosity, Exploration, and Discovery: Emergent Learning Through Garden-Based Experiential Education

Seattle Tilth

Sarah May

Environmental Education (EE), Garden-based, Experiential, Emergent learning, Stewardship

Engaging Students in Gardening

University of Washington Botanical Garden & Arboretum

Rachel McCaffrey

Environmental Education, Outreach, Engagement, Gardening, High School, Media

STORM WATCH: Assessing the Vulnerability of the Puget Sound Environment with GIS Technology

The Nature Conservancy

Katie McGillvray

Wetlands, Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Restoration, Puget Sound

An Exploration into the Potential Impacts of Environmental Blogs Through Examining the Characteristic’s of a Blog’s Medium

The Alternative Consumer

Kayla McGlinchey

Blog, Participation, Time, News, Environment, Potential

Spatial Variation of Tree Mortalities on the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot

University of Washington & The Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot (YFDP)

Rachel Mickey

Yosemite, Old-Growth Forest, Tree Mortality

Erosion and Its Effects on Indigenous Communities

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10


Erosion, Tribal Government, Environmental Justice, EPA, Mitigation, State, Federal, Programs, Funding, Assistance.

HM poster
Making a Difference: Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers in a Non-Profit Organization

Seattle Tilth

Carly Nelson

Recruitment, Communication, Education, Group-specific Contact, Volunteering, Non-profit Volunteer

Identify Key Strategic Targets for Asbestos Inspections and Consolidate a Regional Lead and Asbestos Enforcement Strategy

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Janet Pasko

EPA, Asbestos, OSHA, Resources, Inspections, Budget, Partnership

Humanure: Some Ancient Positions on a Current Crisis

UW Student Farm

Ian Phillip

Sustainability, Agriculture, Composting, Recycling, Remediation, Human Waste, Urban Farming

Evaluating Summer Streets Events and Assessing Sustainable Transportation efforts in Seattle

Seattle Department of Transportation

Krystal Quijano

Transportation, Seattle, Placemaking, Sustainability, Policy, Summer Streets

Effects of Ocean pH on Survivorship, Growth, and Behavioral Development of Larval Lingcod (Ophiodon elongates)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Alyson Rae

Ocean Acidification, Lingcod, Marine Science, NOAA, Puget Sound, Ocean pH, Intern

PP oral
Achieving Sustainability Through Life Cycle Assessments: A Case Study in Beer

Naked City Brewing Company

Chris Rehn

life Cycle Analysis, Brewing, Sustainability, Efficiency, Environmental Impact

Long-term Environmental Toxin Monitoring: An Overview and Framework

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Michael Ridgely

Environmental Health, Toxins, Pollutants, Long-term, Monitoring, Policy, Regulations

The Endangered Species Act: Creating Species Profiles in Biological Assessments for Approving/Halting Projects, and Discovering Downfalls in the Act

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Katherine Snider

Endangered Species Act (ESA), Section 7 Consultations, Permits, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Environmental Assessment (OEA), Biological Assessment (BA)

Quantifying Morphological Shoreline Change: An Analysis of Two Spits in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Washington Sea Grant

Kelly Sullivan

Shoreline Complexity, GIS, Remote Sensing, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Human Development

The Economic Valuation of Bivalve Shellfish Associated Ecosystem Services

The Natural Capital Project

Colin Sun

Economic Valuation, Ecosystem Services, Accessibility, Bivalve Shellfish

Effects of Ocean pH on Early Survivorship, Growth, and Behavioral Development of Larval Lingcod (Ophiodon elongates)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Erin Tomaras

Ocean Acidification, Lingcod, Larval Fish, pH, Survivorship, Behavior, Growth, Puget Sound, NOAA, Marine Science

HM oral pres
Boats: Linked to Killer Whales' Demise?

Soundwatch Boater Education Program

Alex Ulmke

Killer Whales, Boater-Whale Interactions, Soundwatch

River Deltas of Western Washington

The Nature Conservancy

Jackson Wells

River Deltas, Rising Sea Level, Floods, Streamflow, Climate Change

Telling the Story of Puget Sound: Accountability in Action: An Analysis of FEATS, the Financial and Ecosystem Accounting Tracking System

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Amanda Wick

FEATS, EPA, Environmental Management, Accountability, Decision-making, Federal Funding

Teaching Sharks: Education as a Conservation Method

Seattle Aquarium

Skylar Wilkins

Teaching, Conservation, Seattle Aquarium, Education

Wetland Agriculture and Horticulture Landscape Mitigation

Seattle Tilth

Kifer Yang

Wetland Management, Wetland Farming, Horticulture, Agriculture, Landscape Design, Farm Design


Project Title Cooperating Organization Student Keywords

Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Pacific Geoduck Clam

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Daniel Bascom

Ocean Acidification, Marine Biology, Aquaculture, Research

Oysters on Acid: Exploring the Damaging Impacts of Ocean Acidification on the Pacific Oyster

Washington Sea Grant

Danny Brendike

Carbon Dioxide, Emissions, Oyster, Ocean Acidification, C. gigas, Puget Sound, Aquaculture, Washington, Ecosystem, marine

Green Office Certification Program
at the University of Washington

University of Washington Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Evan Brooks and Rebecca Teel

Office Sustainability, Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Practices, Green Office Certification Program

Environmental Nonprofits and Social Media: A Winning Combination

University of Washington Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

David Corrado

Twitter, Facebook, Social, Media, Communication, Stewardship, Youth, Guide, Non-Profit

Increasing Participation in both Green Venues and WasteWise Programs

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Michael Deer

Environmental, Sustainability, Efficiency, Waste, Recycling, EPA

Inspection Prioritization Within the Emergency-Planning-and-Community-Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Toxic Release Program

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Donald A. Dill

Toxic Release Inventory, Investigation, Pollution, Industrial, Information, Decision-Making, Chemicals, Environment, Health, Risk, Government, Policy, Regulation

The Puget Sound Violates Combined Sewer Overflow Occurrence Regulations: How Collaboration between Stakeholders Offers Solutions for the Puget Sound

People For Puget Sound

Emily Fales

Sustainable Development, Stakeholders, Watershed Management, Collaboration

Addressing the Recreational Human-Use Data Gap: A First Step in Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning in Washington State

The Nature Conservancy

Ryan Foss

Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, CMSP, Recreation, Policy, Data, Regulation

Increasing Citizen Engagement in a Non-Profit by Leading Stormwater Walking Tours in Redmond and Burien

People For Puget Sound

Maddie Foutch

Stormwater, Non-Profit, Community-Outreach, Engagement, Community-Building

Factors Associated with Tree Mortality in an Old-Growth White-Fir and Sugar Pine Dominated Yosemite Forest

University of Washington & The Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot (YFDP)

Kimberly Grant

California, Yosemite, Old-Growth Forest, Tree Mortality, Natural Science

Investigating Subalpine Fir Mortality Patterns Associated with Drought, Climate Change and Invasive Insect Attack in the Olympic National Park (ONP) Using Dendrochronology

School of Forest Resources, University of Washington

Sienna Hiebert

Forest Mortality Dynamics, Subalpine Fir, Olympic National Park, Balsam Wooly Adelgid, Invasive Insects, Exotic Insects, Dendrochronology, Climate Change, Drought

Reinvention of Zoos and Aquariums: Changing Social Behaviors One Visitor at a Time

Seattle Aquarium

Elizabeth Hines

Zoos, Aquariums, Social Change, Education, Seattle Aquarium

Changing Fire Regimes: Implications of Climate Change and Necessary Adaptations of Fire Management

United States Forest Service

Julius Jacobsen

Climate Change, Wildfire, Prescribed Fire, Forest Management, Fire Suppression, Forest Fuels

Multilevel Governance Through Collaborative Partnerships: The Key to Comprehensive Restoration in the Puget Sound

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Jessica Jetter

Collaborative Partnerships, Environmental Policy, Estuaries, Restoration, Multi-Level Governance, Puget Sound Partnership

Identifying and Analyzing Tree Mortality Patterns in Subalpine Fir Tree Species on the Olympic Peninsula

School of Forest Resources, University of Washington

Wade Jones

Olympic National Forest, Dendrochronology, Tree Mortality, Subalpine Fir, Forest, Resources, Natural Science, Drought, Balsam Wooly Adelgid

A Look at the Economic Crisis and Willingness to Pay for Organic Food in Greece and Spain

UW Greece and Spain Study Abroad Program

Jessica Kang

Sustainability, Organic Food, Greece, Spain, Food Systems, Education, Economy, Willingness to Pay, Surveys, Interviews

The Ideal Farmland Protection Program and the State of Farmland Preservation on the Puget Sound Basin

American Farmland Trust

Anshika Kumar

Farmland, Farmland Protection, Farmland Loss, Farmland Preservation, Puget Sound, Agriculture, Food Systems, Local Food

The Holistic Implications of Gardening: Preservatio and Continuity of Immigrant Identity

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program

Katie Kurfurst

Food Deserts, Food Justice, Gardening, Immigrants, Identity, P-Patch, Traditional Knowledge

Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) and Signal Crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) Interactions in Co-Existence

Washington Sea Grant

Tom Lee

Invasive Species, Crayfish, Washington Sea Grant, Public Outreach, Environmental Education, Natural Science, Biological Integrity, Ecosystem

The Significant Role of Homeowners in Stormwater Management through Implementation of Low Impact Development

Washington Sea Grant

Pouya Mardmehdiabadi

Low Impact Development (LID), Homeowners, Edcuation, Factsheets, Survey, Stormwater, Runoff, Environment, Water Pollution

Working With US EPA Region 10 to Monitor Compliance for Asbestos Regulation

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Jeremy McManus

Environment, EPA, Compliance Monitoring, Environmental Regulations, Targeting Strategy, TSCA, Asbestos

Sustainable Food and Health Care: Incorporating Healthy Sustainable Food in Health Care Facilities Can Improve Environmental and Human Health

University of Washington

Nhi Nguyen

Food, Hospitals, Health Care, FoodMed, Sustainable Food System

The Synergistic Relationship Between Pesticide Mixtures and Elevated Water Temperature on Juvenile Coho Salmon

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Christopher Andrew Olegario

Pesticides, Temperature, Coho Salmon, Aquatic Carboxylesterase Enzyme, Juvenile, Salmon, Natural Science, Toxicology

Developing Climate Change Curriculum for Washington State High School Students: A Case for Developing Standards

Climate Change Collaboration

Adam Read

Environmental Education, Curriculum, Climate Change Education

Risk Management Program Data Quality Analysis to Help Improve the Functionality of Databases

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Marina Rozmarina

Risk Management, Chemical Industry, Accident Prevention and Protection, Policy, Risk

The Abundance and Distribution of the Chinese Mystery Snail: A Case Study on Pine Lake

Washington Sea Grant

Jeff Thornton

Invasive Species, Gastropod, Outreach, Chinese Mystery Snail, Bellamya Chinensis, Pine Lake, Natural Science

Walking the Talk: An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Environmental Management System in the US Envionmental Protection Agency Region 10

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Wei Chen, Wang

Environmental Management System, EMS, Policy, Triple Bottom Line, Sustainability, EPA, Region 10, Awareness, Organizations

Researching and Developing Pacific Northwest Based Climate Change Curriculum

Climate Change Collaboration

Emily Wegeleben

Environmental Education, Climate Change, High School Students

Using Community Based Social Marketing to Discourage Waterfront Landowners from Removing Tidal Plants from the Shoreline

Washington Sea Grant

Rachel Wolk

Tidal Plants, Community Based Social Marketing, Sustainable, Behavior, Puget Sound, Education, Outreach

The Community Fruit Tree Harvest: A Link between Urban Agriculture and Urban Poverty

The Community Fruit Tree Harvest

Melissa Younkins

Urban Agriculture, Community Fruit Tree Harvest, Poverty, Malnutrition, Food Systems



Project Title Cooperating Organization Student Keywords

How Energy Efficient Technology
Reduces the Need for Natural
Resources and Saves Money

Port of Seattle

Andrew Acker

Energy Efficient, Lighting, Upgrades, Energy Efficient Technology, Watts, Environmental Policy, Energy Efficient Implementation

Seattle 2030 District; Focusing
on Energy, Water, and Carbon
Reduction in Seattle's Downtown
Business District

Seattle Department of Economic Development

Amanda Alva

Energy Reduction, Urban Development, Cooperative Action Groups, Environmental Policy

Wildlife Conservation in a
Changing World: Case Studies
of Pacific Northwest Species

Conservation Northwest

Cara Appel

Wildlife Conservation, Habitat Fragmentation, Connectivity, Wildlife Corridors, Climate Change, Outreach.

A Case Study for Advocates in
How and Why to Motivate

People for Puget Sound

Frank Zhang and Dallas Artz

Lobby Day, Citizen Advocacy, Environmental Priorities, Environmental Politics, Political Process

Top Three Methods for Gaining
a Competitive Advantage through
Green Business Practices

Town and Country Markets, Inc.

Paul Chavez

Business Sustainability, Environmental Consulting, Competitive Advantages, Win –Win, Environmental Stewardship

Urban Agriculture and Economic
Stimulus: Deciphering the Current
Landscape of Urban Agriculture
Community through an Online Survey

Seattle City Council, Office of President Richard Conlin

Elisa Christiani

Economic Stimulus, Urban Agriculture, Food Justice, Business, Policy, City of Seattle

The Effect of Policy on
the Economic Feasibility of
Combined Heat and Power in
Washington State

Cascade Power Group

Duncan Clauson

Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Combined Heat and Power, Wastewater, Policy, Washington

Sustainable Watershed
Management in Auroville, India

Buddha Garden Community

Heather Clopton

Sustainable, Agriculture, Organic, Water, Watershed Management, Land Management, Auroville, India

Independent Research to Create
an Online Consumption Clearinghouse
of Information for the
Environmental Protection Agency

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Marie Curatolo

Consumption, Sustainable Consumption, Environmental Protection Agency, Behavior, Law, Policy, Government, Institutions, Independent Research, Analysis.

Effects of land use on stream
ecology in Snohomish County

Snohomish County, Surface
Water Management

Kathryn Davis

Urbanization, Urban, Stream Ecology, Development, Biological Integrity, Ecosystem

Invasive Plant Restoration and
Environmental Education Awareness
in Lincoln Park

Friends of Lincoln Park

Mary Durham

Environmental Education, Urban Forests, Invasive Plants, Restoration

Increasing Distributed Energy
Generation by Modifying
State Net Metering Policy

Cascade Power Group

Rachel Dussell

Energy Storage, Fossil Fuels, Policy, Regulation,  Renewables

Public Ecological Artwork
and Art Classes Fused with
Environmental Education
Becomes a Vehicle that Creates
an Emotional Attachment
Between Students and the Earth

Auroville Botanical Gardens

Jennifer Dwyer

Environment, Education, Ecological Art, Interdisciplinary Methods, Emotional Connection, Terra Cotta Vessels

A Case Study Analysis of
the Fundamental Components
to Successful Recycling and
Composting Programs Across
the Commercial Sector

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Casey Funke

Recycling, Composting, Economics, Business, WasteWise, Outreach, Environmental Protection Agency, Cost-Benefit Analysis

Shifting the Impact of Food
Production through Urban
Agriculture and Beekeeping

Ballard Bee Company

Katherine Game

Beekeeping, Environmental Education, Urban Agriculture, Stewardship

Landfill Fire Control at the
Colville Reservation,
WA – Environmental Regulation
Across Tribal Borders

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Veronika Novak Gannon

Landfill Fires, Environmental Protection Agency, Native Tribes, Environmental Regulation

Concentrated Animal Feeding
Operations: Impacts on Human
and Environmental Health

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Melanie Gillette

CAFO, Environmental Health, Human Health, Native American, Community Meetings

Taking Learning from the COASST
to the Classroom

Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)

Danica Hill

Citizen Science, Environmental Education, COASST, Curriculum Development

Using Education to Prevent
the Spread of Invasive Crayfish

Washington Sea Grant

Jason Hill

Invasive Species, Crayfish, Pacific Northwest, West Coast, Environmental Education, Washington Sea Grant

Puget Sound Pollution and the Role
of Non-Governmental Organizations

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

Sung Ho

Jordan, Water Quality, Amman, Middle East, Scarcity, Israel, Baqa’a

The Perception of Water
Quality and Scarcity in Jordan

The Arava Institute for
Environmental Studies

Brian Hoefgen

Jordan, Water Quality, Amman, Middle East, Scarcity, Israel, Baqa’a

How the City of Seattle Can 'Go Green' From a Policy Perspective

City of Seattle

Morgan Hoenig

Triple Bottom Line, Decision-Making Process, Local Governments, Sustainability

Identifying Potential Rain
Garden Locations in
Kitsap County, Washington

Washington Sea Grant

Sarah Hudgins

Rain Garden, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), LiDAR, Low Impact Development (LID), Best Management Practices (BMP), Analysis, Stormwater Runoff, Urban, Management

Financial Benefits of Low-Cost
Restoration Methods

Stewardship Partners

Aaron Hunter

Restoration, Native species,
Low-Cost Methods, Live Stakes, Volunteers, Plant Diversity

The Threat of Freshwater Shortages Has Become More Evident Within Recent Years Due to Climate Change, Increasing Population, and Inefficient Water Networks

The Ecology Foundation

Meaghan Kapinos

Climate Change, Population Growth, Overconsumption, Water Accessibility, Dublin, Conservation, Resource Planning

Using Environmental Databases
and Studies to Find Risk Factors for
Lead Hot Spots and Create a Standard
Operating Procedure to be Used

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

MacKenzie Kieft

Lead Hotspot, Environmental Database, Environmental Health, EPA

Ecotourism in China:
Jiuzhai Valley National
Park Case Study

Jiuzhai Valley National Park

Kiana Kobayashi

Sichuan, China, Jiuzhai Valley National Park, Zharu Valley, Ecotourism, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education

Ecosystem Restoration: Creating Dynamic and Effective Goals for the Future

Stewardship Partners

Melanie Kristjanson

Ecosystem Restoration, Goals, Dynamism, Riparian, Buffer, Constraints

Living in Systems: Participatory
Decision-Making and Fulfilling
Community Needs

Auroville Community, India

Andrea Marcos

Auroville, Waste Management, Waste Management Integration, Stories, Participatory, Decision-Making, Systems, Needs

Examining Industrial Sites
and Toxins in the
Columbia River Watershed

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Siera Miller

Industrial Sites, Columbia River, Toxic Contaminants, Pathways, Environmental Policy

Designing and Evaluating
Public Environmental
Education Programs

Friday Harbor Labs

Lauren Pedersen

Environmental Education, Public Outreach, Puget Sound

Solarize Seattle: Implementing a
Neighborhood-Based Bulk Purchase
Model to Mainstream Solar Energy
in the Rainy City

Northwest Sustainable Energy
for Economic Development

Alexandra Sawyer

Environmental Education, Public Outreach, Puget Sound

Shifting towards Sustainable
Consumption through Effective
Strategies for Materials Management

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

William J. Sharick

Consumption, Sustainable Consumption, Climate Change, Materials Management, Business, Economy, Communication

The Culture of Consumerism:
Eco-Labels and Sustainable Choices

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Taylor Sproed

Sustainable Consumption, Culture, Values, Eco-Label, Population Growth, Ecological Footprint, Materials Management, Waste

Using Technology in Environmental
Education for Guided Park Nature Tours

City of Bellevue, Parks
and Community Services

Sara Stevens

Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation, Stewardship, Technology

Restoration of a Riparian Buffer
Along the Snoqualmie River
in an Agricultural Zone

Stewardship Partners

Kayla Swerin

Watershed Restoration, Wetland, Riparian, Corridor, Restoration, Buffer, Viability, Ecology, Economy

Goods Movement Mapping
for Environmental Justice:
Examining Freight Impacts

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Kara Tebeau

Goods Movement, Freight, Diesel, Environmental Justice, GIS, Environmental Protection Agency

Building a Greener Future: How
Improvements to Windows and
Lighting Can Be Put to Use

Port of Seattle, Facilities and

Thomas van Wageningen

Airport, Building, Energy-Efficiency, Lighting, Windows

Invasive Plant Restoration and
Environmental Education
Awareness in Lincoln Park.

Friends of Lincoln Park

Christina Welton

Invasive plants, Lincoln Park, Restoration, Environmental Education



Project Title Cooperating Organization Student Keywords

Learning to Love Nature: A look at Nature, Media & the Mind



Environmental Education, IslandWood, Media, Outdoor Education

Restoring Puget Sound Through Community Outreach and Civic Engagement

People For Puget Sound

Sarah Barkley

Community Environmental Education, Puget Sound

A Change of Heart for the Nisqually River Delta

United States Geological Survey

Deena Belcher


Global Trade's Local Impact: Environmental Justice & Goods Movement

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Shanese Bien

Trade, Goods Movement, Environmental Justice, Air Toxics

Enhancing State Energy Policy Through Legislator Education

Pacific Northwest Economic Region


Energy Policy, Education, Government, Legislators, Pacific Northwest Economic Region 

Video Observation of the Elliot Bay Seawall Habitat Enhancement Project

Washington Sea Grant


Seawall, Nearshore, Salmon, Seattle, Restoration, Habitat 

Foundations for the Future: Bamboo and NGOs

Pacific Bamboo Resources


NGOs, Bamboo, Developing Countries, Sustainable Development

Connecting Environmental Education with Larger Science Education Themes

Seattle Aquarium

Carrie Howell


Mandated Biofuel Production in the United States: Reasons for Caution

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Sean Kennedy

Webinar, Biofuels, Sustainability, Biofuel Supply Chain, Biodiesel

Seattle's Slow Food Movement from the Perspective of a Small Farm

Sea Breeze Farm

Max Lang

Sustainable Farming, Urban Farmers Markets, Small Establishment Farm, Intensive Farming production, Slow Food, Local Food, Food Movement

Genetic Records of Climate Change

University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences



Learning to Love Nature: A look at Nature, Media & the Mind

Green Seattle Partnership

Gina Mariano

Stewardship, Parks, Education, Online, Experiential

The Future of Biofuels - Getting from here to There

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Ryan Ostrom

Biofuel, Technology, Supply Chain, Renewable Fuel Standard, Barrier to Production

"Getting Dirty:" Educating Children in the Garden

Seattle Tilth

Kelsey Racicot

Children’s Gardening, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Responsible Environmental Behavior (REB)

Tribal Journey: Monitoring Salish Sea Water Quality by Canoe

United States Geological Survey

Brady Voves

Salish Sea, Water Quality

Improving Nutrient Management Plans in the Pacific Northwest

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

Lauren Walker

EPA, Nutrient Management Plan, Agriculture, Regulations, Water Quality 

Snake River Dams and River Users: The Research Process

Columbia River Project

Jesse Wanskasmith


Introducing Urban College Students to Outdoor Education

University of Washington

Rhea Whitney

Environmental Education, Urban, Outdoors, College Students