Director of Programs, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
& Researcher, McGill University School of Environment

McGill University

Drew Fulton Bush | drew.bush@mail.mcgill.ca | (802) 274-7069 | Most Recent Full CV

The Director of Programs at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Dr. Drew Fulton Bush also conducts research in McGill University’s School of Environment. His work focuses on efforts to introduce young students and the public to hands-on inquiry and citizen science to learn Earth and environmental science. Drew first worked on federal climate and energy policy as a communications specialist in the Washington, DC headquarters of The Wilderness Society. This work inspired his subsequent master's research at Duke University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Drew has conducted research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, NY, taught for Cornell University/University of New Hampshire’s Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine, and helped introduce environmental science to New York University’s Prison Education Program at the Wallkill Correctional Facility in Wallkill, NY. At the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Drew helps manage and develop public and educational programming.



Grants, Fellowships, Honors and Awards

2019 – 2021. STEM Adventure Program (For Kingdom East Afterschool Program in Vermont). $93500. Vermont Afterschool Inc.
2018 – 2019. Mini-Grant. $2000. Supporting Active Learning and Technological Innovation in Studies of Education
2017. Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award (“In recognition of scholastic achievement and excellence in environmental research at the graduate level”). $500. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
2017. Activity Review Camp Award. $500. National Association of Geoscience Teachers
2016. (Selected; 10% acceptance rate) Potsdam Summer School on Climate Impacts Analysis. $5000. Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
2014 – 2016. Richard H. Tomlinson Fellowship in University Science Teaching. $30000. McGill University
2013 and 2016. Graduate Excellence Award in Geography. $9000 and $3200. McGill University
Fall 2013. Network Grant. $1251. Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre, McGill University
2012, 2014 and 2016. Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Award. $675/award. McGill University
2012 – 2015. Tomlinson Project in University-Level Science Teaching Fellowship. $9000/year. McGill University
2011. Department of Geography Entrance Scholarship. $7000. McGill University
2010. Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship. $31000. Duke University and Woodrow Wilson Foundation
2010. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution—Duke University Fellowship. $15000. Duke University
2010. University of California-Berkeley Community Forestry and Environmental Research Partnerships Fellowship. $5000. University of California-Berkeley
2009. Nicholas School of the Environment Entrance Scholarship. $8000. Duke University
2002. Graduated Cum Laude; Dean’s List Six Semesters. Colby College



Publications

In Preparation
Bush, D. & Sieber, R. (In Preparation). Commentary: The new political economy of government by artificial intelligence and algorithm. Big Data and Society.
Bush, D., Xing, J. & Sieber, R. (In Preparation). Twitter, Trump and climate change: Using big data to examine public climate science opinions online. Climatic Change.

Under Review
Bush, D. & Bell, A. (Book Chapter Proposal Accepted; Submitted for Initial Review by Editors). Teaching incarcerated students quantitative reasoning through a gateway environmental science course at Wallkill Correctional Facility in Wallkill, NY. In J. Carey, J. Lockard, T. Mor & J. Stockwell (Eds.) STEM Education in US Prisons.
Bush, D., Slonosky, V., Pearce, G. & Sieber, R. (Paper Proposal Accepted for Special Issue; Submitted for Initial Review By Special Issue Editors). Enlisting students to transcribe historical climate and weather data for research: Building knowledge communities by classroom-based citizen science. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.
Bush, D. (Submitted for Initial Review; File Number: 12-18-TCG-656). Handbook on the Geographies of Energy by Barry D. Solomon & Kirby E. Calvert (Eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Malden, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 2017, 544 pp., paper $315 (ISBN 978-1-78536-561-4). The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe Canadien.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Chandler, M. & Sohl, L. (Submitted for Second Review; File Number: CJGH-2019-0005). Journal of Geography in Higher Education.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G., Chandler, M. & Chmura, G. (Submitted for Second Review; File Number: 02-19-051). How sociocultural variables influence the learning of climate change science. The Journal of Environmental Education.

Published
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G., Chandler, M. & Chmura, G. L. (2018). Bringing climate scientists’ tools into classrooms to improve conceptual understanding.Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences,9(1), 25-34.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G. & Chandler, M. (2017). Examining educational climate change technology: How group inquiry work with an authentic scientific instrument alters classroom learning. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 27(2), 147-164.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G. & Chandler, M. (2017). University-level teaching of anthropogenic global climate change (AGCC) via student inquiry. Studies in Science Education, 53(2), 113-136.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G. & Chandler, M. (2016). The teaching of anthropogenic climate change and Earth science via technology-enabled inquiry education. Journal of Geoscience Education, 64(3), 159-174.
Bush, D. & Hoagland, P. (2016). Public opinion and the environmental, economic and aesthetic impacts of offshore wind. Ocean and Coastal Management, 120, 70-79.




Referee

Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Science Education, Studies in Science Education, Environmental Research Letters, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Journal of Science Education and Technology and The Journal of Environmental Planning and Management




Presentations and Workshops


Invited Talks and Panel Sessions
Bush, D., Xing, J., & Sieber, R. (Planned). Twitter, Trump, and climate change: Examining the big data of public opinion online. Do North Coworking, Northern Vermont University, Lyndonville, VT.
Bush, D., Slonosky, V., Pearce, G. & Sieber, R. (2019, May). Fall 2018 SALTISE Mini-Grant report: Investigating how students learn by rescuing historical weather data. Paper presentation at the 8th Annual Supporting Active Learning and Technological Innovation in Studies of Education Conference, Montreal, QC.
Bush, D., Slonosky, V., Pearce, G. & Sieber, R. (2018, May). Training climate and weather citizen scientists: Investigating how students learn by rescuing historical weather data. Paper presentation at the 7th Annual Supporting Active Learning and Technological Innovation in Studies of Education Conference, Montreal, QC.
Bush, D. (2018, March). Citizen scientists and global climate models: Investigating how to improve public science understandings to enable collaborative policy solutions. ATM Seminar in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Northern Vermont, Lyndon, Lyndon, VT. Bush, D. (2017, April). Effective pedagogies for sustainability and climate change in higher education. Invited discussant at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Bush, D. (2010, August). Examining the impacts of Cape Wind utilizing uncertainty. Yellow sheet talk at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA.

Paper Presentations
Bush, D., Xing, J. & Sieber, R. (2018, June). Twitter, Trump and climate change: How does the public understand and learn about climate science online. Paper presentation at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting, American University, Washington, DC.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Chandler, M. & Sohl, L. (2018, April). International perspectives on the efficacy of teaching climate change using a NASA global climate model. Paper presentation at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G. & Chandler, M. (2017, July). How does group inquiry work with an authentic scientific instrument alter climate science learning. Paper presentation at the Earth Educator’s Rendezvous, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G. & Chandler, M. (2017, June). Classroom communities of engagement: How student group research with an authentic scientific instrument alters classroom learning of climate change. Paper presentation at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Bush, D. & Sieber, R. (2017, May). Landscapes of change: How student experiences in the natural world impact learning of climate science and policy. Paper presentation at the Idea of Place: Space and Culture 20th Anniversary Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G., Chandler, M. & Chmura, G. L. (2017, April). The impact of classroom-adapted climate models on student climate change understandings. Paper presentation at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G. & Chandler, M. (2016, June). Inquiry climate change teaching using classroom adapted technology to impart scientific process skills and build conceptual understanding. Paper presentation at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting. American University, Washington, DC.
Bush, D. & Hoagland, P. (2016, June). Overcoming offshore wind NIMBYISM: Educating the public for informed siting decisions. Paper presentation at the 2nd Annual National Energy Education Summit. American University, Washington, DC.
Bush, D. & Sieber, R. (2016, June). Technology-enabled inquiry climate change learning: Examining group work with realistic scientific tools. Paper presentation at the 5th Annual Supporting Active Learning and Technological Innovation in Studies of Education Conference, Montreal, QC.
Bush, D. & Sieber, R. (2015, May). Global climate models for the classroom: A review of active learning in inquiry climate change teaching and its implications for new educational technologies. Paper presentation at the 4th Annual Supporting Active Learning and Technological Innovation in Studies of Education Conference, Montreal, QC.
Bush, D. & Sieber, R. (2015, June). Global climate models for the classroom: A review of inquiry-based climate change teaching and its implications for new educational technologies. Paper presentation at the Climate Change in Culture Conference, Charlottetown, PEI.

Workshops
Bush, D. (Planned). Writing for online audiences and blogs. Half-day workshop at OpenNorth. Montreal, QC.
Chandler, M., Sohl, L. & Bush, D. (2015, April). Teaching with NASA climate models. One-day workshop at the Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union. Montreal, QC.

Posters
Bush, D., Slonosky, V., Pearce, G. & Sieber, R. (2018, December). Building partnerships to train climate and weather citizen scientists: Investigating public participation in the rescue of historical weather data. Post presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Seiler, G. & Chandler, M. (2017, December). Global climate models for the classroom: The educational impact of student work with a key tool of climate scientists. Poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Bush, D., Sieber, R., Chmura, G. & Seiler, G. (2013, June). Does an individual’s digital and physical geography impact perceptions of and learning about climate change? Poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference, Communicating Climate Science, Granby, CO.
Bush, D. (2011, April). Uncertainty and expert assessment of the Cape Wind Project's impacts. Poster presentation at the 4th Annual Marine Renewable Energy Conference, Washington, DC.




Professional Memberships

American Geophysical Union (AGU), National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), American Association of Geographers (AAG) and Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS)




Past and Present Teaching Experience

2018 - Present Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire, Shoals Marine Laboratory, Kittery, ME
Curriculum Designer and Instructor—Biosm 2300 / Mefb 507: Examining Marine Climate Changes on Appledore Island, ME
2016 - 2019 American Museum of Natural History, Lang Science Program, New York, NY
Curriculum Designer and Instructor—Climate Research Team
Summer 2017 New York University, Prison Education Program, Wallkill, NY
Instructor—Envst.UA-100: Environmental Systems Science
Fall 2015 and 2016 New York University, Department of Environmental Studies, New York, NY
Recitation Section Instructor—Envst. UA-100: Environmental Systems Science
2011 - 2019 McGill University, Department of Geography and School of Environment, Montreal, QC
Guest Lecturer—Edem 646: Planning and Evaluation
Co-Instructor—Envr 650: Environmental Seminar 1, Envr 651: Environmental Seminar 2 and Envr 652: Environmental Seminar 3
Lead Teaching Assistant—Geog 210: Global Places and Peoples
Co-Instructor—Geog 205: Global Change: Past, Present and Future
Guest Lecturer—Geog 407: Principles of the Geospatial Web
Teaching Assistant—Envr 201: Society, Environment and Sustainability, Envr 301: Environmental Research Designs and Envr 203: Knowledge, Ethics and Environment



Academic and Educational Service

2019 - Present Board Member, Lyndon Outing Club, Lyndon, VT
2017 - Present Committee Member and Chair Elect, Membership Committee, Association for Environmental
Studies and Sciences, Washington, DC
December 2017 Session Convener and Chair, Climate Literacy in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities,
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA,
December 11-15,2017
Fall 2017 Activity Reviewer, Teach the Earth, Science Education Resource Center (SERC),
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
June 2017 Session Chair, Climate Change Outreach and Engaged Learning,
Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Annual Meeting,
University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ. June 24, 2017
May 2017 Session Chair, Session 6: Surrounding, Idea of Place: Space and Culture
20th Anniversary Conference, Edmonton, AB. May 6, 2017
April 2017 Session Chair, Climate Change and Education, American
Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. April 8, 2017
2014 - 2017 Founder and Director, Be A Climate Modeler For A Week Camp,
McGill University, Montreal, QC
Spring 2016 Volunteer Educator, Prison Education Program, New York
University, New York, NY
2013 - 2015 Graduate Mentor, Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Program, Department of Geography,
McGill University, Montreal, QC
2013 - 2014 Committee Member, Geospectives Seminar Series, Department of Geography,
McGill University, Montreal, QC
Winter 2013 Graduate Student Representative, Hiring Committee, Department of Geography
and McGill School of Environment, Montreal, QC
2012 - 2018 Naturalist and Committee Chair, Lyman V. Rutledge Marine
Laboratory, Star Island Corporation, Portsmouth, NH
2012 - 2014 Graduate Editor and Mentor, Field Notes: Journal of the McGill Undergraduate Geography Society,
Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, QC
2012 - 2013 Treasurer, Geography Graduate Student Society, Department of
Geography, McGill University, Montreal, QC
2010 - 2011 Gardener, The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC
Summer 2009 Volunteer Research Assistant, Duke University Doctoral Research of
Dr. Ruth Steel, Mang’ula, TZ
2007-2009 Gardener, United States National Arboretum, Washington, DC
2007-2009 Gardener, Common Good City Farm, Washington, DC
1999-2002 Op-Ed Columnist and Reporter, The Colby Echo, Colby College, Waterville, ME
1998-2002 Co-Founder and Managing Editor, The Colby Reader, Colby College, Waterville, ME



Media

Bush, D. & Sieber, R. (9/13/2017). “Building Support for Climate Change Policy: Breaking Down Misconceptions Through Hands-on Inquiry Learning.” American University’s Teaching Climate/Energy Law and Policy Blog.
Bush, D. & Sieber, R. (5/15/2017). “Global Climate Models for The Classroom: Improving Science Education on Today’s Complex Socioscientific Issues.” McGill University’s Teaching for Learning Blog.
Bush, D. (1/1/2015-9/1/2017). Multiple Authored Articles, Audio Podcasts and Videos. Geothink.ca
Bush, D. (2/15/2003-6/1/2005). Multiple Authored Articles. The Journal Newspapers