Through teaching and advising I encourage students to wrap their education around their passions and run with it. I am proud to be part of this progressive academic community that encourages this student-driven approach to learning.Joel C. Barnes. Ph.D.
Ph.D., Union Institute & University, Environmental Conservation and Education, 2005.
M.S., California State University at Humboldt, Natural Resource Studies in Wilderness and Water Resource Management, 1991.
B.A., Prescott College, Environmental Sciences and Education, 1981.
Barnes, J. 2017. The River In You. Boatman's Quarterly Review. Summer 2017 29 (2). Grand Canyon River Guides, Flagstaff, AZ.
Barnes, J. 2017. Combining Landscape Studies and Experiential Education: Cultivating a Deeper Sense of Place in Grand Canyon. Boatman's Quarterly Review. Summer 2017. 29 (2). Grand Canyon River Guides, Flagstaff, AZ.
Barnes, J., G. Richard, R. Shimoda. 2014. River Studies and Leadership Certificate. River Management Society Journal. 27 (2). Summer 2014. River Management Society, Missoula, MT.
Barnes, J. 2013. Awareness to Action: the journey to a deeper ecological literacy. Journal of Sustainability Education. Vol. 5, May 2013. ISSN: 2151:7452.
Barnes, J. 2013. Protecting Wild and Scenic Rivers in Grand Canyon. The International Journal of Wilderness. Spring 2013. 19 (1).
Barnes, J. 2013. Wild and Scenic Rivers in Grand Canyon. If Not Now, When? Boatman's Quarterly Review. Winter 2012-2013, 25 (4). Grand Canyon River Guides, Flagstaff, AZ.
Barnes, J. 2012. A Grand Canyon Semester of Wilderness Explorations & Landscape Studies. River Management Society Journal, 25 (3) Fall 2012. River Management Society, Missoula, MT.
Barnes, J. 2011. Prescott College & Grand Canyon National Park Offer a Semester of Wilderness Explorations & Landscape Studies. River Management Society Journal, 24 (3) Fall 2011. River Management Society. Missoula, MT.
Barnes, J. 2005. Protecting Wild Waters in a Dry World: The Role of Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Conservation of Aridland River Systems and Watersheds in the American Southwest. Doctoral dissertation. The Union Institute & University. Cincinnati, OH.
Barnes, J. 2005. Awareness to Action: the journey toward a deeper ecological literacy.Prescott College Press. Prescott College. Prescott, AZ.
Barnes, J. (ed.). 2005. Winter Wilderness Orientation Bioregional Resource Guide. Prescott College Press. Prescott College. Prescott, AZ.
Barnes, J. 2000. Wild & Scenic Rivers in the Grand Canyon Ecoregion. River Management Society Journal, 13 (3) Fall 2000. River Management Society, Missoula, MT.
Barnes, J., B. Tershy, L. Bourillòn, L. Meltzer. A Survey of Ecotourism on Islands in Northwestern Mèxico. 1999. Environmental Conservation, 26 (3), 214-217.
Barnes, J. 1999. Seeps, Springs and Tusayan Development. Boatman's Quarterly Review. Winter 1999, 12 (4). Grand Canyon River Guides, Flagstaff, AZ.
Barnes, J., P. Sneed, S. Munsell. 1998-2005. Wild and Scenic River Eligibility Study of theColorado River and Selected Tributaries in Grand Canyon National Park. Research reports on file at the GCNP Science Center. Grand Canyon, AZ.
Barnes, J. 1992. Granite Mountain Wilderness: Recreation Use Inventory and Management Considerations. Monograph on file at the Prescott National Forest, Bradhsaw Ranger District.
Barnes, J. 1991. Social Perceptions of Wilderness: Granite Mountain, A Case Study. Masters Thesis, Humboldt State University. Arcata, CA.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE -
Environmental Conservation & Education; Experiential & Adventure Education; Sustainability Studies; Desert, River, & Riparian Ecology; Water Resource Management; Aridland River & Watershed Management; Restoration Ecology; Community-based Environmental Education; Adventure-based Environmental Education; Bioregional Studies; Whitewater Rafting & River Guides Training; Flatwater & Whitewater Canoeing; Conversational Spanish; Human & Animal Play.
PAST & CURRENT COURSES TAUGHT* -
Sustainability Theory and Practice for Education I & II
Sustainability Education and Transformational Change
Experiential Education Theory, Methods, and Practice at Prescott College: Preparing for a Successful Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Philosophy and Methods of Experiential and Adventure Education
Environmental Education: Theory
Environmental Education Methods for Adventure Educators
Environmental Topics in Adventure Education
Origins & Directions in Adventure Education
Concepts of Ecology
Restoration Ecology: Watersheds of the Sountwest
Water in the West
Park & Wilderness Management
Grand Canyon Explorations: River Research & Expedition Leadership
Grand Canyon Semester: Wilderness Explorations and Landscape Studies
Environmental Perspectives & Whitewater Rafting
River Guides Training
Marine Conservation: Local & Global Perspectives
Coastal & Cultural Ecology of Kino Bay
*Mentor/advisor for individualized courses at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels covering a broad spectrum of topics in environmental studies and adventure education including experiential & environmental education, restoration ecology & ecological restoration, riparian & landscape ecology, water studies & water resources management, river ecology & conservation, bioregional studies, sustainability education & leadership, whitewater rafting & expeditionary skills, origins and directions in adventure education, etc.
Landscape Studies, Experiential Education and Sense of Place in Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon River Guides Training Seminar. Grand Canyon, AZ. April 3-9, 2017.
Riparian Ecology, Conservation & Aesthetics. Professional consulting, staff trainings & workshops for L’Auberge de Sedona Resort & Spa. August 26 & 27, 2016.
The River Studies & Leadership Certificate: An inter-university collaboration with the River Mgt. Society. Webinar co-facilitated with Dr. Gigi Richard, sponsored by RMS. April 15, 2015.
Local and Regional Water Issues in the Central Arizona Highlands. One of five speakers on an expert panel; citizens posed questions to elected officials and topical experts about local and regional water issues. Peregrine Book Co., Prescott, AZ. August 16, 2014.
Restoration Ecology & Ecological Restoration. Teleconference taught for undergraduate students at Northland College. Ashland, WI. May 1, 2014.
The River Studies and Leadership Certificate. Workshop facilitated at the River Management Society Annual Symposium. Denver CO, April 2014.
Assessing Complex Issues of Resource Protection and Allocation: A Grand Canyon Case Study. Co-presented with Cassie Thomas, Linda Jalbert, & Bill Hansen, all from the NPS. Workshop facilitated at the River Management Society Annual Symposium. Denver, CO. April 2014.
The Butte Creek Restoration & Education Project. Fundamentals of urban watershed & riparian restoration. Workshop facilitated at the Natural History Institute, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ. Feb. 21, 2013.
Natural history & ecological restoration, connections with nature through observation & action. Workshop facilitated at the Grand Opening of the Natural History Institute, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ. Nov. 9, 2013.
Wild & Scenic Rivers in Grand Canyon. If Not Now, When? Grand Canyon River Guides Training Seminar. Grand Canyon, AZ. March 30, 2013.
Protecting the Wet Parts of Our Dry World. January Colloquium, Prescott College Master of Arts Program. January 19, 2013.
Landscape Geography & Interpretation for River Guides: Sharing the Stories of Grand Canyon. Canyon Explorations Expeditions. Flagstaff, AZ. July 11, 2012.
Wild & Scenic Rivers in Grand Canyon, and Landscape Interpretation for Sense of Place Education. Grand Canyon River Guides Training Seminar. Grand Canyon, AZ. May 1, 2012.
Integrated Landscape Studies & Sense of Place Learning - Prescott College’s First Grand Canyon Semester. Association of Experiential Education, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference. Durango, CO. January 17, 2012.
Voices of Learning and Leadership from the Greater Prescott Community. Panel speaker, 1st Annual Nat’l. Sustainability Education Symposium, Prescott College. June 3-5, 2009.
Prescott Waterways and Local Ecosystems Perspectives. Workshop facilitated at the 1st National Sustainability Education Symposium at Prescott College. June 3-5, 2009.
Ancient Voices, Modern Times. The Future of Phoenix. Public debate & panel discussion speaker, sponsored by High Country News in Scottsdale, AZ. January, 2008.
Riparian Restoration in Aridland Watersheds of the Southwest: Principles & Practice. Workshop facilitated at the Walnut Creek Research Station. Walnut Creek, AZ. April, 2006.
Using Wild and Scenic Rivers to better understand and protect riparian areas in the American Southwest, a case study with Grand Canyon National Park. Presentation at the Arizona Riparian Council Annual Symposium. Flagstaff, AZ. April, 2006.
The Role of Wild and Scenic Rivers in Grand Canyon’s Backcountry. Presentation at the GCNP Backcountry Research Workshop. Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, AZ. January 2006.
Strengthening the Bridge Between Agencies & Educational Institutions. J. Barnes & R. Peters. River Management Society Symposium. Boise, ID. May, 2002.
Environmental Ethics in Adventure Education. J. Barnes & R. Peters. Association of Experiential Education, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference. Prescott, AZ. April, 2002.
Environmental Literacy at Prescott College. 15th Annual Environmental Education ConferenceSponsored by the Arizona Association for Learning in and about the Environment. Heber, AZ. October, 1994.
Identification of fish species in the Bay of La Paz, and their relative importance to the California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) and artisenal fishermen of La Paz, Baja California, Mèxico. Barnes J. et al. Poster presented at the 1992 XVII Reunion Internacional de Mamiferos Marinos. La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mèxico. 1991. Also presented at Conference of the Society for Ethnobiology. Wash., D.C. 1992.
Cross Cultural Programs Addressing Environmental Issues in the Sea of Cortèz. J. Barnes, D. Hulmes, L. Meltzer. North American Ass. of Environmental Ed. San Antonio, TX. 1992.
Awards, Grants & Honors
Central Yavapai County Community Leadership Excellence Award. 2014 Nominee. Prescott Alternative Transportation. Prescott, AZ.
Funding obtained from the Prescott College Sustainability Council for The Butte Creek Restoration and Education Project. $4,000 in 2012, $19,700 in 2013, & $18,870 in 2014. .
Montclair Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty. 2007/2008.
Cambridge Who’s Who Executive & Professional Directory. 2007/2008.
Funding obtained (in collaboration with Prescott Creeks Preservation Association) from the Yavapai County Environmental Fund of the Yavapai County Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation) for the Prescott CreekWatch Network. $11,000. 2001-2002.
Funding obtained (in collaboration with Prescott Creeks Preservation Association) from the J.A. McDougal Fund for the Environment of the Yavapai County Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation) for the Prescott CreekWatch Network. $5,000. 2000-2001.
Funding obtained (in collaboration with Prescott College) from the United States Forest Service for wilderness management research, and consulting to the Prescott National Forest. $20,000. 1991-1992.
1st Place, The P-town Peel Out Bike Race. Prescott Alternative Transportation. Bike Month. 2000.