Charles "Chuck" Roth started as a teacher of General Science and Biology in Ardsley, New York in 1956. He also acted as Coordinator of Elementary Science in that system. He entered graduate school at Cornell in 1960 with a Shell Assistantship in Science Education and supervised practice teachers in Biology there. He also assisted with the early development of the BSCS Green version. His Masters thesis was on Conservation Education Activities for Urban Children. After a brief stint as Director of the Rye (NY) Nature Center, Charles joined the Massachusetts Audubon Society, where he directed the Society's statewide education programs for 27 years.
After early retirement from the Audubon, Roth worked with the Education Development Center in Newton, developing curriculum modules for both the Improving Elementary and Improving Urban Middle School Science Projects. At EDC he did training in development of interdisciplinary curriculum units with the Indianapolis, Indiana area schools and did staff training with the Egyptian Ministry of Education. He consulted on the development of Environmental Education materials for Papua, New Guinea and for Costa Rica.
Through his consulting practice, Earthlore Associates, Charles has been involved with the development of a Middle East Environmental Education Forum, a biodiversity program with the American Museum of Natural History, educational development at the Thoreau Institute, TERC's Global Lab Project, and development of Benchmarks on the Way to environmental Literacy for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. He served seven and a half years as Chair or Co-Chair of the Secretary's Advisory Group on Environmental Education.
Last Modified: October 7, 2004