Nan Renner, Birch Aquarium CAELI Leadership Council

Nan Renner, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, University of California, San Diego

Educator, designer, cognitive scientist, and administrator, Nan Renner works with colleagues and collaborators to promote engagement, learning, and educational equity. Through her work with University of California, San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence STEM Success Initiative, she connects learning across the lifespan in multiple settings, in schools and outside of schools. She promotes active experiential learning with shared goals and a common purpose, ultimately striving for greater curiosity, creativity, compassion, and collective action. Current projects focus on climate action and climate justice; partnership with Kumeyaay community members; art, science, and technology integration; and deepening connections with nature and place.

Pronouns: she, her, hers