Co-director of the Urban Environmental Education Program
Cynthia Thomashow is the Co-Director of the graduate program in Urban Environmental Education at IslandWood in partnership with Antioch University Seattle, which launched in 2015. Cindy served as the Education Manager for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) from 2010-13. She directed the Masters program in Environmental Education at Antioch University New England (Keene, NH) from 1983 to 2007 and at the same time, directed the Center for Environmental Education…an online teacher resource center in environmental and sustainability education. Cindy developed and managed the Educational Program for NPR’s Living on Earth, worked with the Chicago Zoological Society developing the Hammill Family Play Zoo, and worked as a consultant to National Wildlife Federation and US Green Building Council. Cindy served as an adjunct professor at Unity College from 2007 – 2010 where she worked to bring the Arts, Humanities and Sciences together in interdisciplinary curriculum design.
- M.S. Environmental Studies. Antioch University NE
- M.Ed. Curriculum and Supervision, Keene State College
- BA in Sociology, College of William and Mary
- Education and Human Development
- Environmental Studies and Environmental Education
- Environmental Interpretation and Exhibit Design
Antioch has served as an academic institutional home for over 30 years on the east and west coasts. I've enjoyed faculty and program management positions throughout while taking advantage of the freedom to explore the bigger 'field' through consulting and grants with the intent of keeping content and practice fresh for new generations of students.