ANNE HAZEL BOWER
Philadelphia University Tel: 215-951-2877
School of Science and Health Fax: 215-951-6812
4201 Henry Ave Email: BowerA@philau.edu
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Ph.D. 1996. School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Dissertation Title: Technology Transfer of Cocoa Management Practices in Agroforestry for Hillside Farmers in Jamaica
M. S. 1991. School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Thesis Title: Improving Seed Germination in Two Multi-Purpose Tree Species from Sierra Leone, West Africa (Cassia sieberiana and Dialium guineense)
B. S. 1983. cum laude with Ding Darling Research Award in Biology, double major in Behavioral Biology & Psychology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
Associate Professor of Biology. Philadelphia University July 2000-present
Development new Environmental and Conservation Biology major. Lead PI on NSF funded science pedagogy initiative. Faculty Coordinator on NASA SCRIBE outreach to high school students. Lead Coordinator of Environmental Science service learning projects for 600 freshman non-science majors working with over 40 agencies in the Delaware Valley. Designed and taught over 17 different courses for both general education and science majors ranging from freshmen to senior level. Organized and led student environmental trips including hawk watching, horseshoe crab tagging, whale watching, and carnivorous plant canoe trip. Directed design, planting and on-going monitoring of a butterfly garden on-campus by non-science majors. Designed and led student course to Jamaica to collect data for the establishment of a marine park by the Portland Environmental Protection Agency (NGO)
Mentored over thirty upper division research students per semester on long-term study of deer management and NE forest regeneration at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Active applied research program with students on: antibiotic potential of soil bacteria from Jamaica, erosion control using alternative fabrics, development and testing of organic control methods to manage invasive earthworm populations, and evaluation methods for measuring forest restoration in urban parks.
Monitoring and Evaluation Director. Yale University and Community Resources 1997-2002
Coordinated monitoring and evaluation of the $26 million grant awarded by the William Penn Foundation to the 8,900 acre Fairmount Park Commission, City of Philadelphia for park restoration, volunteer program development and environmental education programming. Provided technical assistance in the development of city-wide environmental education program, park staff training, innovative volunteer park maintenance & stewardship program and wide-scale ecological restoration of urban park system.
Led consultant M&E team from Yale University and Community Resources (NGO) in data collection, analysis feedback process to agencies and reporting, supervised six Yale University graduate student research projects, oversaw $600,000 evaluation budget, facilitated quarterly meetings and liaison to numerous city, state and federal agencies involved in the project.
Environmental Science Adjunct Faculty. Philadelphia University 1998-2000
Taught five freshman Environmental Science lecture/laboratory sections with 35 students/section. Designed and implemented an intensive field-based junior level ecology course. Designed and implemented a senior level tropical biology course. Supervised undergraduate field work and thesis projects in fire ecology, deer monitoring and water quality assessment.
Led a team of faculty to design curriculum, secure funding, implement and evaluate an innovative service learning pilot program in environmental science in which freshman students engage in direct community service to an environmental agency in Philadelphia. Following the field experience, students research their environmental issue, write a field analysis paper and prepare a professional quality poster presentation to share their results with the community.
Forest Certification Meeting Facilitator. Tropical Forest Management Trust and Tall Timbers Research 1997
Developed, facilitated and evaluated a participatory meeting process for consensus-building and information on the controversial topic of forest certification in the SE United States in FL, AL and NC.
Gender Workshop Designer and Trainer. Lutheran World Relief 1997
Implemented a needs assessment, designed, facilitated and evaluated a two-day workshop on gender analysis skills training for 15 senior international staff (all regions) in Philadelphia, PA.
Curriculum Development Specialist. USDA Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida 1995-97
Developed and co-coordinated design and internet and television delivery of semester graduate level course in agricultural sustainability for extension agents, teachers and environmental professionals at six sites: University of Florida, Florida A & M University, Clemson University, South Carolina State University, Auburn University and University of Kentucky.
Facilitated faculty team development of a series of five training manuals and accompanying facilitators handbooks which included video production, satellite delivery, case study, group participatory and hands-on field exercises to compare the sustainability of different farming systems in the USDA Southern Region. Course modules included: water quality assessment, biodiversity(IPM), land-use and soil erosion, economic and energy analysis. Evaluating Sustainability won the 1996 National Award of Excellence in Communications
Designed and delivered Training of Trainers and course delivery for cooperating institutions in AK, FL, KY, SC.
Team from Auburn University and University of Florida created complete curriculum, pretested, and extended via teacher in-service trainings in FL, IN and AL secondary school aquaculture modules for the National Council for Agricultural Education (NCAE).
Forest Stewardship/Urban Forestry Extension. Cooperative Extension USDA Forest Service 1994/1997
Designed graphics and text for newsletters, extension circulars and brochures aimed at increasing multiple-use management of timber, wildlife, soil & water, recreation and grazing resources by private forest landowners in Florida. Team member in designing and delivering the Urban Forestry Institute, an annual technical workshop for urban forestry for the Southern Region.
Collaborated in a team with the FL Division of Forestry, University of Florida, Cooperative Extension Service and other organizations to design graphics and text for newsletters and organize workshops for non-industrial forest landowners interested in increasing multiple-use management of timber, wildlife, soil & water, recreation and grazing in Florida.
Environmental Education/Human Resource Development Evaluator. USAID/Government of Botswana 1996
Final evaluation team member for USAID community-based natural resource management project in Botswana. Interviewed personnel, reviewed activities and wrote evaluation report in human resource development and environmental education within Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Botswana Wildlife Training Institute, and Ministry of Education.
Agroecologia Faculty. Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) 1996-1997
Designed, and implemented with team of faculty a two, six week intensive graduate level field course conducted in spanish throughout Costa Rica for professionals from 13 Central and South American nations in agroecological methods
Doctoral Research Assistant. University of Florida 1991-1996
Designed, secured funding from USAID/JADF and implemented research in agroforestry extension with 100 farmers and conducted a social survey of fertilizer, pruning and pest management practices with 50 farmers. Designed, analyzed and interpreted on-farm trials in pest management on highly-intercropped cocoa farms in Jamaica. Presented results at JADF National Symposium, Kingston, Jamaica and at National Farming Systems Conference, Gainesville, FL.
Gender Training Specialist. University of Florida 1994-95
Co-managed outreach program in natural resource management with gender emphasis, coordinated international networking with electronic mail, designed and team-taught graduate training program on teaching techniques for gender analysis in natural resource management including supervision and evaluation of student teachers.
Master Trainer/Curriculum Coordinator. International Training Division, University of Florida 1989-1995
Responsible for design, implementation and evaluation of all training activities for a two, six week Farming Systems Research and Extension shortcourse for senior Bangladesh and Turkish Ministry of Agriculture officials.
Designed and implemented with training team a two-week Florida study tour for a delegation from Pakistan on multiple land-use and management of forest resources. Program included technical discussions with county, state, and federal officials, research institutions and private landowners.
Developed the training design, logistics plan and delivered training components on gender analysis, diagnostic interview techniques and action plans for two, six week agroforestry extension and training shortcourse at the University of Florida and Les Cayes, Haiti.
Adult education training design advisor and technical trainer in PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and training of trainers methods for community forestry for delegation from Pakistan
Designed a general marketing strategy and developed brochures for ten international agricultural technical shortcourses offered by the University of Florida's International Training Division.
Designed and delivered participatory team-building workshop for staff of the International Programs Office of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Programs Division
Socio-economic Survey Analyst. IICA/USAID Jamaica 1992-1993
Supervised data entry, performed statistical analysis using SAS, SYSTAT and STATXACT and wrote final baseline survey report for 300 farmers for the MINAG/IICA/USAID Farming Systems Research Hillside Agriculture Sub-project.
Evaluated research plots, prepared on-farm experimental designs for ackee, coconut, cocoa, coffee, and mango trials and demonstrated field plot establishment and measurement techniques to research assistants for the MINAG/IICA/USAID Farming Systems Research Hillside Agriculture Sub-project.
Developed the training design and implemented a diagnostic and design field exercise (RRA) for Hillside Agricultural Project personnel (USAID/Gov. of Jamaica) and University of Florida agroforestry shortcourse participants.
Fulbright African Area Studies Fellow. University of Florida 1988-91
Designed, collected data, analyzed, and published applied forestry research studies in seed technology for two West African tree species.
Environmental Education Technical Trainer. US Peace Corps Natural Resources Sector/OTAPS 1988-89
Designed and implemented a series of environmental training and teaching tools sessions for Peace Corps volunteers and their counterparts from 17 African nations in Arusha, Tanzania, Shenendoah National Park, VA and Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA Workshop sessions were specific to Africa and included topics such as: developing environmental awareness programs, designing environmental education extension materials and organizing strategies for creating community nature clubs.
Peace Corps Volunteer: Conservation Education. US Peace Corps Sierra Leone 1985-1988
Coordinated the planning, funding (AWF, WCI), construction and management of the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary's visitor facilities and conservation awareness program. Launched village-based development projects in education and business.
Administered local staff, budget, equipment and logistical support for Njala University (Sierra Leone) and Hunter College (USA) biological research station (WWF). Supervised the construction of primary school sponsored by research station and obtained teacher from the Ministry of Education.
Instructed senior secondary students in remote rural area in biology, chemistry, physics, health science and statistics. Designed, coordinated and obtained funding for public health project to construct school latrines and community theater production on cholera and sanitation. Wrote grant proposal and obtained funding for construction of two primary school buildings.
Environmental Education Intern. Lake County Metroparks 1985
Assisted park staff in operating an animal rehabilitation unit which included 24 hr care of injured and newborn wildlife. Designed and taught K-3rd Grade environmental education classes.
Population Biology Field Research Assistant. School for Field Studies 1983
Collected data on the endangered population of Agrimi (Capra aegagrus) during a six week field research project on Theodoru Island, Greece.
Ethology Research Assistant. Beloit College 1981-83
Recorded behavioral data and vocalizations of Red-Winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) at Newmans Prairie Reserve, Beloit, WI and Rockefeller Field Research Station, Poughkepsie, NY
Peer-reviewed Publications (* denotes student)
Abdulhaqq*, S.A., Miller*, J.J., Bower, A.H., Donahue, J., Lawn, F. Use of Resident Macroinvertebrates to Monitor the Improvement of a Restored First Order Stream. Submitted March 2008. Journal of Young Investigators
Hagenbuch, Brian E.1,2, Nora Bynum3, Eleanor Sterling3, Anne H. Bower4, John A. Cigliano5, Barbara J. Abraham6, Christine Engels3, John F. Mull7, John D. Pierce4, Michelle L. Zjhra8, Jennifer M. Rhode9, Stuart R. Ketcham10, and Margaret-Ann Mayer11 A Multi-Tiered Assessment Framework for Biodiversity Education. Submitted January 2008 to Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology.
Bower, A., Ashley, J., Buchanan, G., Dispensa, J., Pierce, J. and F. Ross. 2007. Fostering Science Literacy: Non-science Majors Discover the Science behind National Public Health Issues Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal. Winter 1(1): 24-40.
Mason, J.*, Bockarie, A., Czarnecki, C.*, Bryant, A.*, Miller, J.*, Vath, R.*, Burton, D., Lawn, F. and D.R. Cundell. 2006. Microbial Assessment of Effective Earthworm Management Trials for Restoration of an Urban Temperate Forest Site. J. Young Invest. 15(7) http://www.jyi.org/research/re.php?id=866
Bockarie, A., Czarnecki*, C., Bryant*, A., Miller*, J., Maerz, J., Burton, D., Lawn, F. and R. Guedes. 2006 Invasive Earthworm Management Trials for Restoration of an Urban Temperate Deciduous Forest Site. Restoration Ecology. In Review.
George, B., Bockarie, A., Cundell, D., McBride, H., Hoppy, D. and A. Scutti. 2002. Utilization of Turkey Feather Fibers in Nonwoven Erosion Control Fabrics. International Nonwovens Journal.Vol 12 (2):45-52.
Todd-Bockarie, A., M. L. Duryea, S. H. West and T. L. White. 1993. Pretreatment to Overcome Seed Coat Dormancy in Cassia sieberiana. Seed Science & Technology. 21:383-398.
Todd-Bockarie, A. and M. L. Duryea. 1993. Seed Pretreatment Methods to Improve Germination of the Multipurpose West African Forest Species Dialium guineense. Forest Ecology & Management 57:257-273.
Todd-Bockarie, A. and M. L. Duryea. 1990. Seed Sizing: Do Big Seed Perform Better? p 65. In: Proceedings of the Southern Forest Nursery Association, July 23-26 in Biloxi, MS. Southern Forest Nursery Association, S.C.
Todd-Bockarie, A. 1989. Developing environmental education extension materials. pp. 70-77. In: Proceedings of the Environmental Education Workshop, May 14-20 in Arusha, Tanzania. Peace Corps\OTAPS. Washington, D.C.
Todd-Bockarie, A. and M. Magona. 1989. Nature Clubs of Sierra Leone. pp. 80-87. In: Proceedings of the Environmental Education Workshop, May 14-20 in Arusha, Tanzania. Peace Corps\OTAPS. Washington, D.C.
Bockarie, A. 2005. Contributing Author for Ch 2 Environmental Ethics pp 19-37 and Ch 16 Water Management pp 352-387 in Enger, E and B Smith. 2005. Environmental Science. 10th Edition. McGraw Hill, New York, NY
George, B.R., Evazynajad, A., Bockarie, A., and McBride, H. 2003. Chapter 5: Production and Characterization of Yarns and Fabrics Utilizing Turkey Feather Fibers. In: Wallenberger and Weston (eds.) Natural Fibers and Polymers - Recent Advances. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA.
Bockarie, A. 2003. Deer Hunting in the City of Brotherly Love: An Ethical Dilemma. In: Smith, E and B. Enger. Environmental Science 9th Edition. McGraw-Hill.
Bockarie, A. 2002. The Evolution of Environmental Action Projects at Philadelphia University. In: Zlotowski, E. (ed.) Service Learning and the First Year Experience: Preparing Students for Personal Success and Civic Responsibility. University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for First Year Experience. Columbia, SC 166 p.
Invited Oral and Poster Presentations(* denotes student)
Bower, AH., AK Bryant*, CP Czarnecki*, JW Mason* Feb. 20, 2008. Management tools for invasive earthworms in urban parks. Friends of the Wissahickon Conservation Committee. Philadelphia, PA.
Bower, AH, JD Pierce et al. 2007. Emerging tools in teaching biodiversity across disciplines Ecological Society of America and Society for Ecological Restoration National Meetings San Jose, CA Aug 5-10
Bryant*, AK, AH Bower, JC Maerz, CP Czarnecki*, JW Mason* and DR Cundell. 2007. Impact of invasive earthworm control treatments on soil microflora and vertebrate fauna in an urban northeast forest restoration site. Ecological Society of America and Society for Ecological Restoration National Meetings San Jose, CA Aug 5-10
Bower. AH. 2007. The impact of invasive earthworms in parks: what can you do? Friends of Pennypack Park Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA June 18.
Bower. A. April 28, 2007. Invasive Species in Pennsyvlania. 2007 Envirothon Competition, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
Bower, A. Feb 6, 2007.Your Coffee Choice Matters Curriculum Example. NCEP Biodiversity Faculty Focus Group. American Museum of Natural History/Black Rock Lodge, NY, NY.
Bower, A. Jan 23, 2007. What is Stormwater?. Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture and Environmental and Conservation Biology Team Charette, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA.
Bower, A. Jan 16, 2007. Endangered Species of Pennsylvania. 2007 Envirothon Competition, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
Bower, A and D. Burton. Feb 4, 2007. What to do about Invasive Earthworms? Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Winter Lecture Series, PA.
Ashley, J., Bockarie, A. and J. Pierce. June 10, 2006. Building Life-Long Science Literacy and Inquiry Through a Hands-on Approach Centering on Health-Related Issues. Invited Workshop/Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Discovery in Chemistry Project, Lancaster, PA.
Fleming, R., C.G. Phillips, A. Bockarie. May 31-June 4, 2006. Sustainable Design Education: A New Pedagogical Paradigm? Oral Presentation at ARCC-EAAE International Architectural Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Bockarie, A., Ashley, J., Buchanan, J., Dispensa, J., Pierce, J. and F. Ross. April 28, 2006. Fostering Science Literacy: Non-science Majors Discover the Science behind National Public Health Issues. Poster Presentation at the SENCER Capitol Hill Symposium hosted by Honorable Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Washington, DC .
Bockarie, A, Ashley, J., Buchanan, G., Pierce, J and F. Ross. Nov. 18, 2005. Non-science Majors Discover the Science behind National Public Health Issues. Oral Presentation at the 25th Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Miami University, Oxford, OH.
Ashley, J., Bockarie, A., Bryant*, A., Buchanan, G., Dispensa, J., Halscheid*, E., Miller*, J., Pierce, J., Ross, F., and E. Simon*. Nov. 2005. Exploring Science: A Undergraduate Non-Science Majors Course Aimed at Developing Life-Long Environmental Science Literacy. Oral Presentation at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Baltimore, MD.
Burton, D. and A. Bockarie. Aug 2005. Recent Findings on Long Term Invasive Earthworm Control Studies. Oral Presentation at the Invasive Plants: Perspectives, Prescriptions and Partnerships. Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council. University of Pennsylvania, PA
Ashley, J., Bockarie, A., Buchanan, G., Pierce, J. and F. Ross. Aug. 2005. Using Hands-On Research in Environmental Chemistry to Build Science Literacy for Non-Science Majors. Oral Presentation at 230th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.
Ashley, J., Bockarie, A., Buchanan, G., Pierce, J. and F. Ross. June 2005. Incorporating Guided Inquiry and Hands-On Research in Environmental Chemistry to Build Science Literacy for Non-Science Majors. Invited Workshop at the Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Discovery in Chemistry Project, Bethleham, PA
Bockarie, A., Bryant*, A. and Miller*, J. April 9, 2005. Red-backed Salamanders Population Dynamics in Response to Forest Restoration. Poster Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology. Rowan University, NJ.
Bryant*, A, Miller*, J., Levy*, S and A. Bockarie April 8, 2005. Effects of Earthworm Control Treatments on the Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) population. Poster Presentation at 16th Annual Student Sigma Χί Research Symposium. St. Joseph’s University. Philadelphia, PA.
Bockarie, A. Burton, D. Czarnecki*, C. Bryant*, A. Hulitt*, J., Bourassa*, L. and Fran Lawn. Nov. 2004. Managing Invasive Earthworms to Restore an Urban Forest Site. Poster Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Society for Ecological Restoration Urban Interface Symposium. Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Philadelphia, PA.
Bockarie, A. Burton, D., Bryant*, A. Miller*, J., Bourassa*, L., and F. Lawn. Aug. 26, 2004. Restoring Northeast Urban Forest Soils through Invasive Earthworm Management Strategies. 16th International Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Bockarie, A., Burton, D. Czarnecki*, C., Bryant*, B., Hulitt*, J., Bourassa*, L. and F. Lawn. Aug. 1, 2004. Managing Invasive Earthworms Restore an Urban Forest Site. Oral Presentation at the Society for Conservation Biology 18th Annual Meeting. Columbia University, New York, NY.
Czarnecki*, C., Bryant*, A. and A. Bockarie. April 23, 2004. Invasive Earthworm Control Methods to Promote the Restoration of a Forest Ecosystem. Poster Presentation at the 15th Annual Student Sigma Χί Research Symposium. St. Joseph’s University. Philadelphia, PA.
Czarnecki*, C., Bryant*, A., Halscheid*, E., Tustin*, R. Bockarie, A., Burton, D. and F.Lawn. Mar 25-26. 2004. Invasive Earthworm Control Methods to Promote the Restoration of a Forest Ecosystem. Expanding the Ark: The Emerging Science and Practice of Invertebrate Conservation. American Museum of Natural History and Center for Biodiversity Conservation, New York, NY.
Ashley, J., Bockarie, A. and B.Thompson. Jan., 2004. Community Partnerships: A Model for Environmental Science Service Learning at Undergraduate Institutions. Invited Presentation at the SENCER Symposium V, Rutgers University, NJ.
Bockarie, A. Burton, D. Bryant* A., Czarnecki*, C. and F. Lawn. Nov. 20, 2003. Invasion of the Earthworms: Research Trials to Test Management Options. Restoration Symposium: The Restoration of Urban/Suburban Green Space. Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and SER. Philadelphia, PA.
Sorkin, N. Eliason, J.and A. Bockarie. Oct. 24, 2003. The (Mostly Happy) Story of a Cross-Campus Collaboration: Writing Science. International Writing Centers Assoc and Nat. Conf. on Peer Tutoring in Writing. Hershey, PA.
Bockarie, A., Burton, D. Bryant*, A., Czarnecki*, C. and F. Lawn. August 6-7, 2003. Invasion of the Earthworms: Diversity Destruction at Ground Level. Mid-Atlantic Invasive Exotic Plant Pest Council Symposium. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA
Ashley, J, Czarnecki*, C. Bockarie, A. Thompson, B and W.Brendley. Aug 8-12, 2003. Community Partnerships: A Model for Environmental Science Service Learning at Undergraduate Institutions. Poster Presentation at the SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Summer Institute, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Scutti*, A, Tustin*, R. Ashley, J and A. Bockarie. May 2003. Assessment of Metal Concentrations in Jamaican Sediment and Soil. Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Hudson-Delaware Chapter of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Prallsville, NJ
Bryant*, A. Czarnecki*, C. Wade*, D and A Bockarie. April 11, 2003. Halting an Invasion: Management Trials for Controlling Exotic Earthworms (Amynthas spp). Poster Presentation at the 14th Annual Sigma Χί Student Research Symposium at Saint Joseph’s University. Philadelphia, PA
Bockarie, A. Jan. 28, 2003. ART: What Assisted Reproductive Technologies Are Being Used in the United States for Infertile Couples. Molecular Genetics Course. Philadelphia University. Philadelphia, PA
Bockarie, A. Jan. 30, 2003. Environmental Science Student Enrollment and Interest at Philadelphia University. Oral Presentation at the McGraw-Hill National Environmental Science Symposium. Key West, FL.
George, B.R., Bockarie, A., and A.McBride*. Nov. 17-22, 2002. Production of Fabrics Utilizing Turkey Feather Fibers and Potential Use in Erosion Control Fabrics. Oral Presentation at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.
Bockarie, A. George, B. Hoppy*, D and A. Scutti*. Aug. 5-9, 2002. How Does Poultry Feather Fabric Stand Up to Coconut Matting for Erosion Control? Poster Presentation at the Ecological Society of America National Meeting, Tucson, AZ
Emanuel*, S. Bunik*, T. Cundell, DR and A. Bockarie. April, 2002. Jamaican Soil as Source of Antibiotic-Secreting Actinomycete and Bacillus Soil Isolates. Poster Presentation at the 13th Annual Sigma Χί Student Research Symposium at Saint Joseph’s University. Philadelphia, PA.
Bockarie, A. and L. Tritton. April 16, 2002. Invasive Species Facts, Identification and Control in the Fairmount Park System. Invited Workshop at the NLREEP Preserve-Your-Park Community Training. Philadelphia, PA
Bockarie, A. Nov. 25, 2001. Environmental Awareness: What Does the Public Know about Restoration? Oral Presentation at the Regional Conference on Urban/Suburban Restoration. Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Philadelphia, PA.
Emanual*, S. Bunik*, T. Damico*, C. Cundell, DR and A. Bockarie. 2001. Antibiotic Secreting Soil Isolates from Jamaican Soil. Oral Presentation at the 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD.
Bockarie, A. April 19-22, 2001. Urban Parks Restoration and Community Participation Workshop Leader for the Yale University Graduate Seminar on Ecosystem Management –Community Forestry and Protected Areas. Philadelphia, PA.
Bockarie, A. Feb 16, 2001. Community Forestry: Getting Your Message Across. Invited Workshop at the Graduate Seminar on Rehabilitation Ecology and Community Revitalization. Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. New Haven, CT.
Bockarie, A. Nov. 9, 2000. Evaluation of a Philadelphia Park Restoration Project, Lessons from the Cities. Oral Presentation at theEcosystem Restoration and Community Revitalization Symposium. Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. New Haven, CT.
Bockarie, A. Sept 26, 2000. Impact and Ecosytem Diversity in Response to Fire in the Wissahickon Park. Invited Field Tour for Temple University Graduate Course in Landscape Architecture. Philadelphia, PA
Bockarie, A. and G. Fonjweng, June 26, 2000. Service Learning in Environmental Science: A Philadelphia Case Study. Oral Presentation at the National Association of Environmental Professionals National Symposium. Portland, ME.
Bockarie, A. Feb.18, 2000. Extension Strategies in Forestry. Invited Workshop at Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. New Haven, CT
Bockarie, A. Feb 10, 2000. Environmental Education Evaluations Methods: How do they differ from Research? Invited Workshop at the Association of Conservation Executives. Philadelphia, PA.
Bockarie, A. Feb 8, 2000. Conservation Issues in Africa. Oral Presentation at the University of Pennsylvania Environmental Issues Seminar. Philadelphia, PA.
Bockarie, A. and G. Fonjweng. Nov 11, 1999. Service Learning in Environmental Education. PHENND Annual Symposium. Philadelphia, PA
Magona, M. and A. Todd-Bockarie. May 14-20, 1989. Tiwai Island Conservation Project. Paper presented at The Environmental Education Workshop, Arusha, Tanzania. Peace Corps\OTAPS. Washington, D. C.
Grant Funded Projects
Lead-PI Funded Projects
Bower, A. and G Ranly (Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education). 2007. Wild Resources Conservation Program of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Conservation of threatened red-bellied turtles (Pseudemys urbirventris (LeConte) using radiotelemetry research on home range and habitat use combined with educational programming on habitat threats. $37,500
Bockarie, A., Ashley, J., Pierce, J and F. Ross. 2004-06. Exploring Science: Using Hands-on Research to Build Science Literacy for Non-Science Majors. National Science Foundation CCLI A&I Interdisciplinary (DUE 0410216) $85,000
Bockarie, A. 2004. Management of White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Promote Forest Regeneration. Philadelphia University Summer Research Grant. $5,000.
Bockarie, A., Ashley, J., Brendley, W., Pierce, J., Schrand, T. and F. Ross. 2003. SENCER Summer Institute. Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU). $3,500.
Bockarie, A. and C. Cundell. 2002. Halting an Invasion: Ecological and Microbial Assessment of Invaded and Non-Invaded Forest Sites. Philadelphia University Summer Research Grant. $5,000.
Bockarie, A. 2001: Creation of Environmental Science Projects in Textiles and Architecture to Meet Community Clothing and Housing Needs. Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND). $3,000
Bockarie, A. 2000. Expanding the Environmental Science Connection. Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development: $3,000
Bockarie, A. and G. Fonjweng. 2000 Developing Hands-on Service Learning Projects in Environmental Science. Philadelphia University Curriculum Development Grant $5,000
Bockarie, A. 1991-93. USAID/JADF Graduate Research Grant $20,000
Bockarie, A. 1988-93 Fulbright Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, African Sector. University of Florida.
Co-PI funded Projects
Lawn, F and A Bower. 2007. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Delaware Valley Estuary Program in partnership with Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education for restoration of Smith’s Run Riparian Buffer. $25,000.
George, B. and A. Bockarie. 2003. Use of Kudzu Nonwoven Fabrics For Erosion Control. Philadelphia University Summer Research Grant $5,000.
Cundell, C and A. Bockarie. 2001. Antibiotic Properties of Soil Bacteria from Disturbed Ecosystems in Jamaica. Philadelphia University Summer Research Grant. $5,000.
George, B., Cundell, C and A Bockarie. 2001. Development of Erosion Control Fabrics from Turkey Feathers compared to Core Matting of Forest Slopes. Philadelphia University Summer Research Grant. $10,000
Fonjweng, G. and A. Bockarie. 1999. Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development: Making the Environmental Science Connection: A Pilot Program in Service Learning $3,000
National Science Foundation CCLI-A&I Grant Reviewer Jan 30-Feb 1, 2005 Washington, DC
Grant Reviewer for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 2003
Grant Reviewer for National Tree Trust 2000
Book, Proceedings and Curricular Reviews
Bockarie, A. 2006. Proceedings Review: Challenging Courses and Curricula Workshops April 17-19, 2005 & Sept 25-27, 2005. Committee on Mathematics and Science Partnerships: Helping Partners Understand and Implement Improvements to STEM Education Programs Based on Research and Best Practices. The National Research Council of the National Academy of Science. Washington, DC
Bockarie, A. 2005 Chapter Review: Ch 12 Biodiversity: Species and So Much More by Robert Kaufman and Cutler Cleveland. Environmental Science, First edition for McGraw-Hill Publishers.
Bockarie, A. 2005. Review of Management Plan and Mission for Pennypack Restoration Trust. Andropogon Associates. Philadelphia, PA.
Bockarie, A. 2004. Textbook Review of Cunningham and Cunningham's Environmental Science, A Global Concern, 8th edition for McGraw-Hill Publishers
Bockarie, A. 2004. Teaching Modules from the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners. Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. American Museum of Natural History
Bockarie, A. 2003. Critical Thinking Supplement Review (5 chapters) of Braude, S. and B. Low Higher Level Interactions: Active Learning Exercises in Ecology for McGraw-Hill Publishers.
Bockarie, A. 2002. Comparative Review of Van Dyke, F. Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts and Applications for McGraw-Hill Publishers
Bockarie, A. 2002. Comparative Review of Miller, G.T. Environmental Science 8th Edition and Enger, E and B.Smith. Environmental Science: A Study of Interrelationships 8th edition for McGraw-Hill Publishers
Bockarie, A. 2001. Review of Molles, M. 2002. Ecology: Chapter 12 Life Strategies for McGraw-Hill Publishers
Bower, A. 2006-08. Annual Deer Management Analysis and Report for Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Philadelphia, PA
Bockarie, A. 2000-2005. Annual Deer Management Analysis and Report for Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Philadelphia, PA (five annual reports)
Burch, W., Bockarie, A., Jahnige, P. and L. Tritton. 1997-2002. Monitoring and Evaluation Report of the Fairmount Park Commission’s Natural Lands Restoration and Environmental Education Program Grant #13897 and #24098. (20 quarterly and five annual reports)
Swisher, M. and A. Todd Bockarie. (co-editors). 1995. Evaluating Sustainability Training and Facilitator's Guides in Biodiversity, Water Quality, Economic Analysis, Land-use and Soil Erosion and Energy Analysis. USDA Cooperative Extension Service/University of Florida/SARE/ACE.
Todd Bockarie, A. and M. L. Duryea. 1995. Florida's Forest Stewardship Program. Florida Division of Forestry/University of Florida Forestry Extension Service Circular 1047.
Long, A. and A. Todd Bockarie. 1994. Trails, Bridges & Boardwalks. Florida Division of Forestry/University of Florida Forestry Extension Service SS-FOR-5.
Hammer, B. and A. Todd. 1988. A Nature Club Handbook. New York Zoological Society & African Wildlife Foundation. Freetown, Sierra Leone. 25 p.
Todd, A. and B. Hammer. 1988. Bush Bif Buk. New York Zoological Society & African Wildlife Foundation. Freetown, Sierra Leone. 15 p.
Todd, A. and B. Hammer. 1988. Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary Forest Guide Training Manual, Teachers Guide and Trainee Workbook. New York Zoological Society. Freetown, Sierra Leone. 82 p.
Board of Trustees at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 2005-present
Research Affiliate Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies 1997-2003.
Contributions at Professional Meetings
Moderator and Host, Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference (Mid-Atlantic Chapter) Philadelphia University Jan 10, 2006
Written Testimony,Philadelphia City Council on Ballot Issue Dec. 12, 2005. Merger of Fairmount Park Commission with Recreation Department. Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Session Chair, Invasive Species Management II. 16th International Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Aug 26, 2004. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Session Chair , Alien and Invasive Species II Symposium. Society for Conservation Biology 18th Annual Meeting. Aug 1, 2004. Columbia University New York, NY
Session Chair, Peer Review Session for the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. American Museum of Natural History. Environmental Justice Module at the Society for Conservation Biology 18th Annual Meeting. July 29, 2004. Columbia University NYC
Discussant, Applied Course Reform for Conservation Biology Workshop. Society for Conservation Biology 18th Annual Meeting. July 29, 2004. Columbia University NYC
Discussant, Feb. 20, 2002. A New Era for Philadelphia’s Parks, Friend of Philadelphia Parks
Session Chair, PHENND Annual Conference Jan 25, 2001. Philadelphia, PA.
Session Chair, PHENND Quarterly Meeting Feb. 8, 2000
Consultant, Carpenters Woods Restoration project July 9, 2000
Community Events and Education
Guest lecture, May 19, 2005. Careers in environmental sciences and research opportunities. Saul High School, Philadelphia, PA
Field Research Demonstration, April 21, 2005. Field experience on amphibian research for fifth grade class at Green Woods Charter School, Philadelphia, PA.
Lead teacher, Fall 2004-Spring 2005 Sexual Education course for middle school group at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mt. Airy.
Ecological Field Research Demonstrations, April 3,10,17, 24, 2004 Temple Amber Landscape Architecture class.
Radio Canada Agricultural Program Speaker. Aug. 1, 2003. Invasive Earthworms. Alberta, Canada.
Interview with the Associated Press. July, 24, 2003. Foreign Worms are Spreading Posing a Threat to Tree Health. Article on research study published in 30 newspapers globally.
Announcer, Mar 6, 2002. Philadelphia Flower Show, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Co-teacher, Fall 2000-Spring 2001. Sexual Education course for middle school group at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mt. Airy.
Workshop Presenter, Oct 4, 2000. Careers in Wildlife: What do ornithologists and entomologists do? Growing Your Future Environmental Career Day. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Trip leader, Carnivorous Plants of the Pine Barrens, Oswego River, NJ July 30, 2000
Announcer, Mar 12, 2000. Philadelphia Flower Show, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Membership in Professional Organizations
Ecological Society of America
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Plant Pest Council
National Science Teacher Association
Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development
Society for Ecological Restoration International
Society for Conservation Biology
Defenders of Wildlife
Friends of the Wissahickon
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Lakota Wolf Reserve
Militia Hill Hawk Watch
National Wildlife Foundation
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Philadelphia Parks Alliance
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education