Sarah Roberts

Joined 2016

Dr. Soo-Young Hong, advisor

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M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Sarah Roberts is an Extension Educator on The Learning Child Team for Nebraska Extension serving Dixon, Dakota, Wayne, Cedar, and Thurston counties. Sarah graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in Music Administration and has an M.Ed in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Auburn University Montgomery. She focuses mainly on informal education and has worked at the Montgomery Zoo in Montgomery, Alabama, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, and, most recently, Ponca State Park.

She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Child, Youth, and Family Studies. She is interested in researching the impacts of informal science education on young children and educators working with young children, especially in rural areas that have limited access to informal education. She is also interested in the added value of nature pedagogy that can increase the quality of early childhood education.

Why CYAF at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“I chose CYAF for the wealth of knowledge and experience that fellow students and faculty bring, especially in my areas of interest. As both a student and an Extension Educator, I have the unique position to be able to utilize my learned knowledge in my own practical application.”