Kimberley Preston

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Kimberley Preston is a Researcher at Oregon State University’s STEM Research Center. She completed her Master of Science in Environmental Sciences with a focus in Environmental Education, from Oregon State University where she explored nature connectedness of students enrolled in outdoor recreation training programs. She has years of experience as an informal science educator, designing educational activities addressing ecological and natural history concepts for diverse audiences. She received her B.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences and B.A. in International Studies from Oregon State University.

Kimberley’s research interests include STEM learning ecosystems, deep learning and skills transfer, and informal science learning.

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  • Preston, K., Riedinger, K., & Storksdieck, M. (2020). Explorer At Large: Pilot Implementation in Ohio: Evaluation Report 2019-2020 [Technical Report]. Oregon State University.
  • Staus, N., Preston, K., Keys, B., & Storksdieck, M. (2019). Taking Stock of Oregon STEM Hubs: Accomplishments and Challenges: An Evaluation Report Prepared for the Oregon Department of Education. Oregon State University.