Publications

Numerous manuscripts have been published throughout the years highlighting the success and impact of the REACH program.

Jones, D., Ward, T., Vanek, D., Marra, N., Noonan, C., Smith, G., Adams, A. 2007.  Air Toxics Under The Big Sky --  A high school science teaching toolScience Education & Civic Engagement:  An International Journal 1(2): 51-55.

Adams, E, Ward, T., Vanek, D., Marra, N., Noonan, C., Smith, G., Jones, D., Henthorn, M., and Striebel, J.  2008.  Air Toxics Under The Big Sky:  A real-world investigation to engage high school science students. Journal of Chemical Education, 85(22): 221-224.

Ward, T.J., Vanek, D., Marra, N., Holian, A., Adams, E., Jones, D., and Knuth R. 2008. The Big Sky Model:  A regional collaboration for participatory research on environmental health in the rural West. Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement. Vol 12(3): 103-115.  NIHMS168296.

Adams, E., Ward, T.J., Vanek, D., Marra, N., Hester, C., Knuth, R., Spangler, T., Jones, D., Henthorn, M., Hammill, B., Smith, P., Salisbury, R., Reckin, G., and Boulafentis, J., 2009.  The Big Sky Inside:  Measuring rural indoor air quality and its impact on the community. The Science Teacher, April/May, 40-45. NIHMSID: 140777.

Ward, T.J., Hamilton, R.F., Underberg, H., Adams, E., and Jones, D., 2009.  Indoor/ambient residential air toxics results in western Montana. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 153(1), 119-126. PMCID:PMC2765656.

Marra, N., Vanek, D., Hester, C., Holian, A., Ward, T., Adams, E., Knuth, R., 2011. Evolution of the Air Toxics Under the Big Sky program. Journal of Chemical Education, 88(4):397–401. 

Vanek, D., Marra, N., Hester, C., Ware, D. Holian, A., Ward, T., Knuth, R., and Adams, E., 2011.  The power of the symposium – impacts from students’ perspectives. The Rural Educator, spring 2011, 20-26.

Ward, T.J., Delaloye, N., Adams, R.A., Ware, D., Vanek, D., Knuth, R., Hester, C.L., Marra, N.N., & Holian, A., 2016.  Air Toxics Under the Big Sky: Examining the effectiveness of authentic scientific research on high school students’ science skills and interestInternational Journal of Science Education, 38(6), 905–921.

Delaloye, N., Adams, E., Hester, C., Ware, D., Vanek, D., Holian, A., and Ward, T.J., 2016.  The Clean Air and Healthy Homes Program:  A model for authentic science learning, Science Education and Civic Engagement, 8(2), summer 2016.

Delaloye, N., Blank, L., Ware, D., Hester, C., Ward, T., Holian, A., and Adams, E., 2018.  Evaluating the impact of authentic research on secondary student self-efficacy and future scientific possible selves, International Journal of Environmental & Science Education, Vol. 13, No. 9, 1-10.

Updated: November 17, 2018