Environmental Stewardship of Indigenous Lands
Process & Outcome Evaluation
The ESIL program is aimed at broadening participation of Indigenous students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through education and community partnerships that promote healing and stewardship of Native land. This is a National Science Foundation grant funded program that prepares students to serve as Tribal liaisons in STEM careers.
Evaluators use participatory methods with program leaders, partners, and students at all phases of the evaluation to foster opportunities for learning and using information to create strong, viable Tribal communities. Data collection methods align with time-honored traditions of storytelling, such as journey mapping and reflective writing.
January 2018 – May 2023
Indigenous students, faculty, and staff
- Eastern Shoshone Tribe
- Northern Arapahoe Tribe
- Southern Ute Tribe
- Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. Forest Service