Weaving Strands of Knowledge: Connecting Culture and Science to Climate Change
Sameer Honwad, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, USA
Sameer Honwad is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. He grew up climbing the mountains in Northern and Southern India. Along with hiking and climbing he was interested in watching the birds in these mountain regions. His research focuses on how people learn about environmental sustainability using technology and collaborative learning approaches. His recent research focuses on how learners in different cultures around the world understand ecosystem processes and how do they use this knowledge in their everyday life practices. He works with various communities in the Himalayas (India. Nepal and Bhutan) and with Native American communities in the Pacific Northwest. He has been working the Himalayan regions of Bhutan and India since the last 13 years. He has presented and published his work in several national and international venues and has taught at Penn State University, Rutgers University, New York University and also at the Royal Thimpu College in Bhutan.