eeRISE is an educational consulting organization led by Dr. Steven Braun. eeRISE fills the need for professional services supporting the broad field of Environmental Education; and with particular attention to related to community engagement and issues of justice. Professional services include research, evaluation, community engagement, professional learning, curriculum development and instruction. Environmental Education connects and crosses many educational, social and ecological fields including: STEM education, Outdoor Recreation, Restoration Ecology, Health, Service-Learning, Resource Management, Social Studies Education and Youth Development
Dr. Braun serves as Chair of the OSU-Extension Research, Evaluation and Assessment Resource Group and sits on the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program Council. He has authored publications in Environmental Education Research, the Green Teacher and in the book Teaching About Invasive Species. He has developed research and evaluation tools for youth, adult and program-level audiences. He has taught as a certified teacher in four states, directed a STEM learning collaborative and environmental non-profit. He has led professional learning activities (regionally, nationally and internationally) for in-service and pre-service educators in STEM, Environmental Education, Special Education, Service-Learning and Inquiry.