Scholarly and Professional Achievements


Books and Manuscripts


Stanger, N.R.G. & Tanaka, M. (2012, 2017). Transformative Inquiry, 4.7 edition. iBook in Apple Bookstore for iPad. iBook available at www.transformativeinquiry.ca.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2014). (Re)placing ourselves in nature: An exploration of how (trans)formative places foster emotional, physical, spiritual, and ecological connectedness. PhD, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5240 and iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/re-placing-ourselves-in-nature/id858329456?ls=1&mt=11

Edited Volumes


Stanger, N.R.G. (Ed.). (2012). Healthy by Nature Conference proceedings. Vancouver, BC: BC Parks, The Child and Nature Alliance Society.

Refereed Journal Articles


Stanger, N. R. G., & Claxton, X. N. (2018). The Nick-Squared Test for Indigenous Education’s “Goodness of Fit” with Environmental Education in Canada. American Review of Canadian Studies, 1-13. doi:10.1080/02722011.2018.1502797

Stanger, N. R. G. (2016). When despair grows in us: Emotional learning in (trans)formative places. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 21, 145-162.

Gray, C., Gibbons, R., Larouche, R., Sandseter, E., Bienenstock, A., Brussoni, M., Chabot, G., Herrington, S., Janssen, I., Pickett, W., Power, M., Stanger, N., Sampson, M., & Tremblay, M. (2015). What Is the Relationship between Outdoor Time and Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Physical Fitness in Children? A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12, 6455-6474.

Brussoni, M., Gibbons, R., Gray, C., Ishikawa, T., Sandseter, E., Bienenstock, A., Chabot, G., Fuselli, P., Herrington, S., Janssen, I., Pickett, W., Power, M., Stanger, N., Sampson, M., & Tremblay, M. (2015). What is the Relationship between Risky Outdoor Play and Health in Children? A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12, 6423-6454.

Stanger, N.R.G., & Beauchamp, J.V. (2015). Panarchy, transformation, and place: Exploring social change and resiliency through an ecological lens. The Trumpeter, 31(1).

Stanger, N. R. G., Tanaka, M., Tse, V., & Starr, L. (2013). Winter counts as transformative inquiry: The role of creative imagery as an interpretation of adaptive change. Complicity, 10(1/2), 87-110.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2011). Moving “eco” back into socio-ecological models: A proposal to reorient ecological literacy into human developmental models and school systems. Human Ecology Review, 18(2), 167-173.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2011). The intertextuality of environmental art in childhood special places: How play, flow, and pedagogy of place can reform education. Journal of Creative and Artistic Education, 5(1), 73-89.

Book Chapters


Tanaka, M. T., Tse, V. V., Stanger, N. R. G., Piché, I., Starr, L., Farish, M., & Abra, M. (2014). The edge of counselling: Mindful negotiation of emotions towards transforming learning~teaching. In L. Thomas (Ed.), Becoming teacher: Sites for development of Canadian teacher education (pp. 469-502). https://sites.google.com/site/cssecate/fall-working-conference: Canadian Association for Teacher Education.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2004). Edge and age effects on epiphytes in a lowland Douglas-fir forest. Forest Inventory Account: Weyerhaeuser Canada.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2003). Analysis of an epiphyte-monitoring programme in CWH old-growth and second-growth forests. Forest Inventory Account: Weyerhaeuser Canada.

Conference Proceedings


Stanger, N.R.G. & Hilperts, R. (2018). Redfish School of Change: an International field school focused on socioecological movements in the Salish Sea. Paper presented at Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2017). The case for environmental refugee inclusion in environmental education. Paper presented at World Environmental Education Congress 2017 in Vancouver, BC.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2017). Raising children in this time of eco-socio-political distress. Paper presented at World Environmental Education Congress 2017 in Vancouver, BC.

Hilperts, R. & Stanger, N.R.G. (2016). Learning to lead in the Salish Sea: the Redfish School of Change. Paper presented at Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2015). Environmental refugees, resiliency, and a sense of place. Paper presented at Earth Matters and EECOM joint conference in Canmore, AB.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2014). (Re)placing ourselves in Nature: How (trans)formative places might foster connectedness. Paper presented at the North American Association of Environmental Education.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2013). (Re)placing ourselves in (trans)formative nature. Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian Network of Environmental Education and Communication, University of Victoria, Victoria.

Stanger, N.R.G., & Claxton, X.N.L. (2013). The Nick-squared test for indigenous education’s “goodness of fit” with environmental education. Paper presented at the 2013 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication, University of Victoria, Victoria.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2012). Place as panarchy: Transformation, ecological identity, environmental, and Indigenous education. Paper presented at the North American Association of Environmental Education.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2012). (Re)placing ourselves in nature: How transformative childhood places communicate through our lives. Paper presented at the Environmental Knowledge: People and Change - Canadian Network of Environmental Education and Communication Annual Conference, University of Waterloo.

Tanaka, M., Farish, M., Starr, L., Stanger, N. R. G., Abra, M., & Tse, V. (2012). Transformative inquiry: Welcome to the awkwardness / une recherche qui transforme : Bienvenue hors de la zone de confort. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2012). Gardening the Mind: Transdisciplinary Veggie Burger + Fries. Paper presented at Gala: Research Connections of Ideafest, Victoria.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2009). Daily dose of nature: Increasing ecological literacy through digital and physical environmental interaction. Paper presented at the World Environmental Education Congress 2009, Montreal.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2009). Hope in this time of environmental despair. Paper presented at the World Environmental Education Congress 2009, Montreal.

Peart, B., Stanger, N. R. G., & Hoskins, B. (2009). Children, families, and nature. Paper presented at the World Environmental Education Congress 2009, Montreal.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2007). Youth, ecological literacy, and environmental art in The Bahamas. Paper presented at the World Environmental Education Congress 2007, Durban.

Stanger, N. R.G. (2006). We The Peoples and plants and birds and insects and soil and rocks and cultures and...:A contemplation for the future of the United Nations. In The Architects of the Future: Reforming the UN to meet the Millennium Development Goals. International Symposium conducted by ATHGO International, United Nations, New York.

Book Reviews


Stanger, N. R. G. (2014). [Review of the book Re-rooting the Learning Space: Minding Where Children’s Mathematics Grow., by J. S. Thom]. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 18, 196-198.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2018). Film Review: UNINTERRUPTED by Nettie Wild. BC Studies, 198(Summer 2018), 198-199.

Manuscripts in Preparation


Burlile, A., Desmarais, A., Grettenberger, J., Liebhold, N. & Stanger, N.R.G. (2018). Sauvé’s currents critique through a social justice lens. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education.

Brine, E., Clement, S., Engelfried, N., Grasso, R., Kunz, A., and Stanger, N.R.G. (2018). Can we teach the Earth Charter anymore? A critical examination of a founding environmental education document. International Journal of Educational Development.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2018) What Indigenous environmental refugees? The moral and methodological considerations of telling stories with displaced First Peoples. Refuge.

Web-based Publications


Stanger, N.R.G. (2010). (trans)formative places: http://www.transformativeplaces.com.

Other Publications


Stanger, N. R. G. (2010). Robert Bateman Centre environmental education guidebook: Tsaritsyno edition. Victoria: Royal Roads University.

Stanger, N. R. G., Lefort, N., & Hood, D. R. (2009). Going Wild! Teaching about wild products from BC’s coastal rainforests: A guidebook for educators for grades 4 - 7. Victoria: Sierra Club of British Columbia, Costal First Nations Turning Point Initiative, Royal Roads University.

Invited talks


Stanger, N.R.G. (2018). Transformative Inquiry in French Language Schools in BC’s Capital Regional District. Invited lecture at Simon Fraser University’s Field Programs at John Stubbs Secondary School in Colwood, BC.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2017). The Relational Accountability of (Trans)formative Learning. Keynote Address to Symposium on Teaching and Learning: Place, Community, and Experience: Creating Local and Global Connections at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, WA

Stanger, N.R.G. (2017). Urban issues in Environmental Education. Invited keynote address at “Ten years back, ten years forward”: Child, families and nature at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2014). Transformative places and Indigenous storytelling. Invited lecture at Tsawout First Nation, Saanich, BC.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2013). Open Space Technology and Faculty Training. Invited training of annual Student Climate and Conservation Congress, a US Fish and Wildlife Service and Green Schools initiative in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2012). Natural Leaders Network Legacy Camp. Invited coordination of the Children and Nature Network’s youth leadership camp in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2012). Open Space Technology Introduction and coordination. Invited presentation to the Children and Nature Network’s Grassroots Gathering, Shepardstown, West Virginia.

Stanger, N.R.G. & Beauchamp, J. (2010). Robert Bateman Centre environmental education guidebook: Tsaritsyno edition Training. Invited presentation to Tsaritsyno Museum Interpreters, Moscow.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2010). Global Education’s role in Environmental Education. Invited presentation in EDCI 575 Global Education Graduate Class at the University of Victoria.

Stanger, N.R.G. & Hoskins, B. (2009). Leadership Facilitation for Youth. Invited presentation for the Natural Leaders of Children and Nature Network at the Grassroots Gathering, Keystone, CO.

Stanger, N. R. G. (2008). Environmental ethics. Invited presentation at the Cranbrook Education World Conference, Detroit.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2006). New media and environmental education. Invited presentation at the British Columbia Teachers Federation Environmental Education Conference, Vancouver.

Conference Activity


Stanger, N.R.G. (2017). Earth is home to us all: Honouring Indigenous, Refugee, and Urban Children and Youth. Panel member at Children and Nature Network International Conference 2017 in Vancouver, BC.

Stanger, N.R.G., Hilperts, R., Wood, A. (2016). Learning to Lead in the Salish Sea: The Redfish School of Change. Paper presented at the Curriculum for the Bioregion: Inquiring into an Ethic of Place Conference.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2015). (Re)placing ourselves in Nature: How (trans)formative Places might Foster Connectedness. Paper presented at the Curriculum for the Bioregion: Fostering Ethic of Place Conference.

Stanger, N.R. G. (2012). Nature at the Centre: A project to enact “brilliant by nature” through cultivating synergy among research, teaching, and service at UVic. Organized and presented at the University Club, University of Victoria, Canada.

Exhibition/Performance of Creative Work


Stanger, N.R.G. (2012). Ecology of Marks. Creative Process Research, University of Victoria, Canada. (ecologyofmarks.weebly.com)

Stanger, N.R.G. (2010). Familia - artwork created by the family. Art Educators, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2009). It’s right here - dualistic nature and built imagery. Phillips Gallery, Victoria, Canada.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2006). War and Peace - images from the Great War and the great outdoors. The Culture Crawl - The ARC, Vancouver, Canada.

Stanger, N.R.G. (2006). The Great War - CBC Documentary - production stills. The Culture Crawl, Montreal, Canada. (www.greatwar.ca)

Stanger, N.R.G. (2003). Ology. Contact Festival of Photography,Toronto, Canada.

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