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Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty

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County Director San Benito County & 4-H Youth Development Advisor
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
831-637-5346 x 12
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Also in:
Santa Cruz County
Monterey County

Biography

I work as a county-based faculty member for the University of California Cooperative Extension and serve the geographic region of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties with youth development programming in nonformal science.

My scope of work is focused on developing multidisciplinary and integrated approaches to addressing California’s and the Nation’s decline in youth science performance and achievement. This is accomplished by conducting applied research, education and programs with nonformal educators utilizing effective professional development models, curricula, and deliveries, to engage youth in self-directed learning and discovery.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point with a BS degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Outdoor Education in 1987, and obtained my MS degree in Outdoor Education in 1991 from Northern Illinois University.

Education

MS Outdoor Teacher Education, Northern Illinois University. 1991
BS Elementary and Environmental Education, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. 1987

Specialty

Youth Science Literacy

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Smith, M.H., Worker, S.M., Meehan, C., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Ambrose, A., Brian, K., Schoenfelder, E. (2017). "Defining and Developing Curricula in the Context of Cooperative Extension." Journal of Extension. 55(2): # 2FEA4. Retrieved from: https://www.joe.org/joe/2017april/a4.php

  • Worker, S.M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Ambrose, A., Brian, K., Schoenfelder, E., Smith, M.H. (2017). "Multiple-Methods Needs Assessment of California 4-H Science Education Programming." Journal of Extension.  55(2): # 2RIB4. Retrieved from: https://www.joe.org/joe/2017april/rb4.php

  • Smith, M.H., Worker, S.M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Meehan, C., Lewis, K.M., Schoenfelder, E., Brian, K. (2017). "Prevalent Approaches to Professional Development in State 4-H Programs.” Journal of Extension.  55(4): # 4RIB2. Retrieved from: https://www.joe.org/joe/2017august/rb2.php

  • Sallee, J., Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S., Swint, S., Meek, A. (2015) TechXcite: Discover Engineering – A New STEM Curriculum. Journal of Extension. Volume 53, Number 3, Article Number #TOT5. Retrieved from: http://www.joe.org/joe/

  • Smith, M.H., Worker, S.M., Ambrose, A.P., Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S. (2015) Scientific Literacy: California 4-H Defines it from citizens’ perspective. January-March. Volume 69 Number 2. Pgs. 92-97. California Agriculture. Retrieved from: https://ucanr.edu/repositoryfiles/cav6902p92-157814.pdf

  • Smith, M.H., Worker, S.M., Ambrose, A.P., Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S. (2015) Including Civic Engagement as a Component of Scientific Literacy. Summer 2105 Issue. Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal 7(2), 23-27. Retrieved from: https://seceij.net/seceij/summer15/including_civic.html

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S., Carlos, R.M., Smith, M.H. (2014) Learning and recommendations to Advance 4-H Science Readiness. Journal of Extension. Volume 562, Number 4, Article Number 4FEA1.  Retrieved from: http://www.joe.org/joe/2014august/a1.php

  • Smith, M.H., Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S. (2013) More effective professional development can help 4-H volunteers address need for youth scientific literacy. January-March. Volume 67. Number 1. Pgs. 47-53. California Agriculture. Retrieved from: http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/files/repositoryfiles/ca6701p47-99930.pdf

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S., Smith, M.H., Chin-Young, J. (2011).  Preparing Volunteers to Meet the Developmental Needs of Youth Audiences.  Journal of Extension. Volume 49, Number 1, Article Number 1IAW. Retrieved from: www.joe.org/joe/2011february/iw1.php

  • Moncloa, F.X., Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S., Go, C., Nathaniel, K.C., Truong, T.A.N. (2011). A Safe Place to Learn and Grow: Fostering Youth Social Skills in Afterschool Programs. Advances in Youth Development – Research and Evaluation from the University of California Cooperative Extension 2001-2010. Retrieved from: http://www.ca4h.org/files/130749.pdf

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S., Smith, M.H. (2011). Moving Beyond the Demonstration Model: The Importance of Experiential Learning in the 4-H Youth Development Program. Advances in Youth Development – Research and Evaluation from the University of California Cooperative Extension 2001-2010. Retrieved from: http://www.ca4h.org/files/130755.pdf

  • Bird, M., Borba, J., Brenner, J., Brosnahan, A., Coutellier, C., George, J., Kong, L., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Subramaniam, A., Thomas, J. (2008). Beyond Evaluation: Findings from the California 4-H Camp Study. CYFERNET. Retrieved from: http://www.cyfernet.org/

  • Enfield, R. P., Schmitt-McQuitty. L. S., Smith, M. H. (2007). The Development and Evaluation of Experiential Learning Workshops for 4-H Volunteers. Journal of Extension.  Volume 45, Number 1, Article Number 1FEA2. Retrieved from: http://www.joe.org/joe/2007february/a2.shtml

  • Dasher, S., Frazell, J., Gregory, P., Pollard, M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Snell, D., Sousa, C., Young, J. (2007). Project Leaders Digest. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. #21629. Retrieved from: http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/4462.pdf

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S., Subramaniam, A., Stanley, S. (2006).  Encouraging Positive Youth Development With Youth Leadership Summits. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice. Volume 1, Number 3, Winter 2006-2007, Article 0603PA003. Retrieved from: http://data.memberclicks.com/site/nae4a/JYD_060103final.pdf

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2004). Safe School Project: 4-H Center for Youth Development Research Project Making a Local Impact. 4-H Center for Youth Development Update. Fall, 2004. University of California.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Fontana, S., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2010). 4-H Club Notes. July - December. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Grennan, W., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2010).  4-H News Notes. July - December. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2010). “Ask Lynn”: 4-H Enrollment. Between the Furrows. August. Volume 34. Issue 9. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2010). “Ask Lynn”: National Youth Science Day. Between the Furrows. September. Volume 34. Issue 9. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S. (2010). How do I use Inquiry-Based Learning with Youth? Video developed with the National 4-H Council. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37oG1p4uR0A&feature=relmfu

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S. (2010). How can I better facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning? Video developed with the National 4-H Council. Retrieved from:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jxAyGRSNY4&feature=relmfu

  • Fontana, S., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2009). 4-H Club Notes. January – September. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Grennan, W., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2009).  4-H News Notes. January – September. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2009). “Ask Lynn”: Science Appreciation. Between the Furrows. November. Volume 33. Issue 3. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Smith, M.H., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Mahacek, R.L., Junge, S.K. (2009). Ready, 4-H SET, Go! UC Delivers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from:  http://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=726

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2009). Santa Cruz County Teens put Citizenship in Action.  UC Delivers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from: https://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=755

  • Junge, S.K., Mahacek, R.L., Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S., Smith, M.H., Worker, S.M. (2009). 4-H SET trains volunteers to engage youth in science activities.  UC Delivers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from: http://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=735

  • Fontana, S., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2008). 4-H Club Notes. January – December. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Grennan, W., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2008).  4-H News Notes. January – December. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2008). “Ask Lynn”: 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative. Between the Furrows. March. Volume 32. Issue 3. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2008). “Ask Lynn”: 4-H Enrollment Time. Between the Furrows. September. Volume 32. Issue 9. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2008). Assessing Community Needs to Expand Youth Garden.  UC Delivers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from:  http://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=708

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2008). Seaside Youth Map Community Assets. UC Delivers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from: https://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=724

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2008). After School Care Providers Increase Capacity to Deliver Science.  UC Delivers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from: https://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=723

  • Holmstadt, H., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2007). 4-H Club Notes. January – December. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Grennan, W., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2007).  4-H News Notes. January – December. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2007). “Ask Lynn”: National Partnership for After School Science. Between the Furrows. June. Volume 31. Issue 6. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2007). “Ask Lynn”: 4-H Enrollment Time. Between the Furrows. September. Volume 31. Issue 9. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2007). “Ask Lynn”: Citizenship in the 4-H Program. Between the Furrows. December. Volume 31. Issue 12. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Enfield, R. P., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2007). Forming and sustaining positive youth development initiatives.  UC Delivers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from: https://ucanr.org/delivers/impactauthor/simpleview.cfm?impactnum=575&num=14504

  • Holmstadt, H., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2006). 4-H Club Notes. January – December. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Merritt, M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2006).  4-H News Notes. January – December. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2006). “Ask Lynn”: Targeting the Life Skills Model: Head and Managing. Between the Furrows. April. Volume 30. Issue 4. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2006). “Ask Lynn”: 4-H Enrollment Time. Between the Furrows. September. Volume 30. Issue 9. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2006). Santa Cruz County Part of National Partnership for Afterschool Science Program.  UC Delivers.  University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from: http://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=565

  • Cross, M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2005). 4-H Club Notes. January – December. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Merritt, M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2005).  4-H News Notes. January – December. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2005). “Ask Lynn”: Asset Development: External Assets. Between the Furrows. April. Volume 29. Issue 4. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2005). “Ask Lynn”: Asset Development: Internal Assets. Between the Furrows. October. Volume 29. Issue 10. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2005). Educators Engage in Experiential Learning Training.  UC Delivers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from:  http://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=518

  • Cross, M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2004). 4-H Club Notes. January – December. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2004).  4-H News Notes. January – December. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2004). “Ask Lynn”: Worm Hotels. Between the Furrows. August. Volume 28. Issue 8. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2004). “Ask Lynn”: Targeting the Life Skills Model. Between the Furrows. May. Volume 28. Issue 5. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Cross, M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2003). 4-H Club Notes. January – December. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Phoolka, R., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2003).  4-H News Notes. January – December. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2003). “Ask Lynn”: Teens as Leaders. Between the Furrows. June. Volume 27. Issue 6. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2003). “Ask Lynn”: Science Appreciation. Between the Furrows. November. Volume 27. Issue 11. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2003). Teens Implementing Hands-on Science.  UC Delivers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from: http://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=286

  • Cross, M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2002). 4-H Club Notes. January – December. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Phoolka, R., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2002).  4-H News Notes. January – December. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2002). “Ask Lynn”: Working with nine to eleven-year old’s. Between the Furrows. January. Volume 26. Issue 1. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2002). “Ask Lynn”: Working with twelve to fourteen-year old’s. Between the Furrows.  February. Volume 26. Issue 2. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2002). “Ask Lynn”: Working with fifteen to eighteen-year old’s. Between the Furrows. June. Volume 26. Issue 6. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2002). “Ask Lynn”: Understanding the Experiential Learning Model. Between the Furrows. November. Volume 26. Issue 11. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

  • Cross, M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2001). 4-H Club Notes. June – December. Santa Cruz County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Phoolka, R., Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2001).  4-H News Notes. June – December. Monterey County 4-H newsletter. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. S. (2001). “Ask Lynn”: Working with six to eight-year old’s. Between the Furrows. August. Volume 25. Issue 8. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

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