Dr. Skaza Acosta's research is in the use of models and modeling in science education
to support learners' understanding of complex environmental issues. She is also interested
in formal and non-formal environmental education partnerships building communities
of practice around environmental issues.
Dr. Skaza Acosta is the Edith G. and Edward J. Andrew Professor at FGCU, which is
a joint appointment between the university and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
In this partnering role, Dr. Skaza Acosta supports the growth and enrichment of environmental
education in the area as a leader of the Environmental Education Alliance of Southwest
Florida, guides the FGCU student internship program at the Conservancy, and promotes
environmental education research efforts within the Southwest Florida community.