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Presently, my work primarily explores place based and transformative education strategies which foster environmental stewardship and empower high school students. Incorporating traditional ecological knowledge in interdisciplinary biology work increases access points which engage youth in this work and more accurately reflects the environmental and cultural history of the places we explore. Prior to teaching, my work explored the intersection of human impacts and cultural heritage with the natural environment in the central Pacific.  Research is listed chronologically, with most recent work first. 

Plan Do Study Act: Speaking STEM, 2020

How can I increase all student access to the content and create a culture of engagement with new and abstract STEM concepts for my diverse needs team of students?HERE

NOAA Marine Debris Conference, 2018

**Presentation: Interpreting Seabee Junkyard, Guam, USA

Holistic in situ interpretation of a submerged cultural heritage site. Conducted through the University of Guam focusing on environmental assessment, historical research, and outreach.

**Poster: Student Designed Experiments on Marine Debris: An Immersive Secondary Education

Journal Article 2017:

Jefferey, B., Palmer, K. A. The Need for a Multivocal Approach to Researching and Managing Guam's World War II Underwater Cultural Heritage. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY 2017, 46, 164-178.(2017)


Student driven research designing watershed debris study at the Tijuana River Estuarine Research Reserve

Masters Presentation and Report

**Presentation: February 2015

**Report: Palmer, K. A. (2015). Preservation and Interpretation Plan for Seabee Junkyard, Guam: A holistic in situ interpretation strategy inclusive of the cultural resources and natural environment at a submerged World War II site in Micronesia. (Unpublished Masters Project Report). University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam. 

Journal Article 2014

Applegate Palmer, K. and Jeffery, B., 2014, Seabee Junkyard: a holistic and locally inclusive approach to site management and interpretation, in H. Tilburg, H. , S. Tripati, V. Walker Vadillo, B. Fahy, B. and J. Kimura (eds), Proceedings of the 2014 Asia‐Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, 1– 15. (accessed 30 January, 2016).

Presentation 2014 

2014 Asia‐Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, University of Hawaii, May 2014

"Seabee Junkyard: a holistic and locally inclusive approach to site management and interpretation"

Contributing Researcher 

Joseph P. Dietrich, Ahna L. Van Gaest, Stacy A. Strickland, Greg P. Hutchinson, Alex B. Krupkin, Mary R. Arkoosh,
Toxicity of PHOS-CHEK LC-95A and 259F fire retardants to ocean- and stream-type Chinook salmon and their potential to recover before seawater entry, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 490, 2014, Pages 610-621, ISSN 0048-9697, LINK

An Investigation of Behavioral Differences in Captive Sevengill Sharks and Implications for Dive Safety Management Vallorie Hodges*, Jenna M. Walker  Steller D, Lobel L, eds. Diving for Science 2012. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 31st Symposium. Dauphin Island, AL: AAUS; 2012

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