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Jonee Kulman Brigham

Jonee Kulman Brigham works in the area of Green Schools and Environmental Education from an interdisciplinary design perspective. She is lead researcher developing the GreenStep Schools program that will challenge, assist, and recognize schools as they work toward greater environmental responsibility, student and staff health, and expanded environmental education. Jonee also leads design, art, and research on “Water Journey Camps” and “River Journey,” which use her art-led environmental education model to show youth how water flows through their learning environment and connects them to the Mississippi River. The youth create GIS Story Maps to share their story of water exploration with the public.

Jonee is an architect and faculty member for the MS in Architecture – Sustainable Design Track in the College of Design and serves on the US Green Building Council – Minnesota Chapter’s Green Schools Coalition Executive Committee. She is also an artist, practicing both studio and public, participatory environmental art.  Previously, Jonee was at the University’s Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) as a sustainable design researcher, guideline developer, and instructor. Before that, she practiced as an architect and environmental consultant.

Extended profile at http://umn.edu/home/kulma002