Heather Dinkins

Heather Dinkins

Applied Anthropology

Advisor: Dr. Nicole Peterson


B.A. Anthropology with a minor in Earth Science, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018

Research Interests:

Applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, environmental science, environmental education

Current Research:

My thesis research in collaboration with Carolina Raptor Center (CRC) investigates the efficiency of the center’s visitor experience in promoting environmental values and the activation of pro-environmental behaviors. Through surveys, follow-up interviews, and site observations, I aim to determine the similarities and differences in environmental values and motivation between three groups related to CRC in different capacities: those visiting CRC, those living within two miles of CRC, and those interacting with CRC via social media.