Research & Publications

  • Curthoys, L. (1999). For the love of Alberta: Ways to protect your natural heritage. Private conservancy guide for Alberta. Edmonton, AB: Federation of Alberta Naturalists.
Chapters in Books
  • Cuthbertson, B., Dyment, J., Curthoys, L., Potter, T. & O'Connell, T. (2003). Engaging nature: A Canadian case study of learning in the outdoors. In H. Crimmel (Ed.) Teaching in the Field: Working with students in the outdoor classroom. (pp. 77-100). Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
  • Dyment, J., Russell, C., Curthoys, L., Cuthbertson, B., & Potter, T. (2002). Sustainability education in an outdoor recreation, parks and tourism programme in Canada. In W. Leal Filho (Ed.), Teaching sustainability-towards curriculum greening. Volume 11 of the Series Environment Education, Communication and Sustainability, (pp. 205-222). Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, New York.
Published Book Reviews
  • Curthoys, L.P. (2008) Book review of Towards a Sense of Place Heritage Landscape Guides. Environments: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. 35(2)
Papers in Refereed Journals
  • Curthoys, L.P., Cuthbertson, B. & Clark, J. (2007). Connecting to home-place through community-focused heritage interpretive planning. Journal of Interpretation Research, 12(2): 63-65.
  • Curthoys, L.P. (2007). Finding A Place of One's Own: Reflections on Teaching In and With Place. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 12: 68-79.
  • O'Connell, T. S., Potter, T. G., Curthoys, L. P., Dyment, J.E., & Cuthbertson, B. (2005). A call for sustainability education in post-secondary outdoor recreation programs. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 6(1): 81-94.
  • Curthoys, L.P. (2002). Mary's Point Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve: A case study in community leadership and successful small protected area management. Environments, 30(2): 44-61.
  • Curthoys, L.P. & Cuthbertson, B. (2002). Listening to the landscape: Interpretive planning for ecological literacy. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 7(2), 224-240.
  • Curthoys, L.P. (1998). Ramsey Canyon Preserve, Arizona: A case study in successful small protected areas management. Natural Areas Journal, 18(1), 28-37.
  • Lewis, P.D. Jr., M. Belosevic, G.M. Faubert, L.P. Curthoys and J.D. Maclean. 1987. Cortisone-induced recrudescence of Giardia lamblia infections in gerbils. Am. J. Trop. Med Hyg. 36(1):35-42.
  • MacLean, Ian G. and Lesley P.Curthoys. 1986. Mortality, interference, and injury at Whitehead nests. Notornis. 33:266-268.
Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings
  • Curthoys, L.P. (2006). Storytelling place through community: Interpretive possibilities. In A. Warner & L. Elshof (Eds.), Academic Conference Proceedings of Salt of the Earth: Creating a Culture of Environmental Respect and Sustainability (pp. 30-41). October 18-22, 2006, Acadia University.
  • Curthoys, L. & Clark, J. (2002). Interpretive planning at the landscape level: A tool for giving people a voice in the future of their communities. In S. Bondrup-Nielsen, G. Nelson, J. Martin Willison, T. Herman & P. Eagles (Eds.), Managing Protected Areas in a Changing World. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Science and Management of Protected Areas, (pp 771-781). Science and Management of Protected Areas Association, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
  • Brown, Lesley P. 1993. Holistic stewardship of prairie fragments. Pp. 165-169 In: Natural History occasional Paper No. 19 - Proceedings of the Third Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Workshop. (G.L. Holroyd, H.L. Dickson, M. Regnier and H. C. Smith. eds.). Provincial Museum of Alberta.
  • Einsiedel, A. A. Jr. and L.P. Brown. 1992. Is scientific expertise enough to be effective in parks management? Pp. 223-228 in Science and the Management of Protected Areas (J.H. Willison, S. Bondrup-Nielsen, C. Drysdale, T.B. Herman, N.W. Munro and T.L. Pollock (eds.). Proceedings of an international conference held at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 1991.
Technical Reports
  • Curthoys, L. (Editor). October 2009. Sustaining Lakehead University's Natural Assets: Proposal to Create a Stewardship Plan for the Thunder Bay Campus. Electronic copies available on request
  • Curthoys, L.P. (2008). Stories Told At Kache. Prepared for the Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation.
  • Curthoys, L.P. (2006). Canada Marine Discovery Centre: Interpretive Planning for Excellence, Hamilton, Ontario. Report prepared by L. Curthoys for Parks Canada.
  • Benton, G., Curthoys, L., Hinkle, R. & Metcalf, K. 2006. I live in a watershed and I make a difference! Draft Interpretive Plan for the West Creek Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks, Prepared for Cleveland Metroparks and National Association for Interpretation.
  • Brown, L.,Einsiedel, A. & Butler, J. (1992). Some training priorities: A survey of American and Canadian protected areas managers. Report prepared by L. Brown with assistance from A. Einsiedel and J. Butler for the Protected Areas Management Program, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta and presented by J. Butler at the IVth World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas, Caracas, Venezuela, February 10-21, 1992.
  • Brown, L.P. & Wright, R 1991. Fragmentation and its importance to natural area management. Report prepared for Natural and Protected Area Section, Alberta Forestry, Lands and Wildlife, Government of Alberta.
Academic Articles
  • Curthoys, L.P. (March, 2009). The Role of Heritage Interpretation in Creating Positive Visitor Experiences: A Multi-Year Case Study. InterpScan: The National Publication of Interpretation, 32(4): 6-11.
  • Curthoys, L.P. (In Press). The Role of Heritage Interpretation in Creating Positive Visitor Experiences: A Multi-Year Case Study. InterpScan: The National Publication of Interpretation Canada.
  • Curthoys, L.P. (2007). Storytelling place: An interpretive planning Tool. InterpScan: The National Publication of Interpretation Canada, 32(2): 3-8.
  • Monaghan, K. & Curthoys, L.P. (2007). Addressing barriers to ecological literacy. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 20(3): 12-16.
  • Curthoys, L.P.,(2006). Living Machines: Re imagining Learning Spaces. Pathways - The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 18(3): 16-18.
  • Curthoys, L.P.,O'Connell, T. S., Cuthbertson, B., Dyment, J. E., & Potter, T. (2004). Building relationships through engaging nature experiences. Pathways - The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 16(3): 4-7.
  • Brown, L.P. (1994). Attributes of excellence in small protected area management: Preliminary findings. Natural Areas Journal, 14(1), 62-63.
Non-Academic Articles
  • Curthoys, L.P. (2005, Fall). Everyone lives in a watershed. How healthy is yours? Nature Northwest. Newsletter of the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists.
  • The "Diamond" of William Bog: Outright gift of land. In Their Own Voices. Publication of the Lake Superior Land Trust Partnership. L. Curthoys, contributor.
  • Curthoys, L.P. (1997, Winter). Dedication and cooperation: A winning combination. The Steward: Newsletter of Alberta's Natural and Protected Areas and the People Who Care for Them. 6-7.
  • Curthoys Brown, L.P. (1994, November/ December). Protected areas are not enough. Environment Network News. 11-12.
  • Brown, L. P. (1992, Fall). The Age of Missing Age. Borealis. The Magazine of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. 63.
  • Brown, L. P. (1991, Fall). 132 Greatest E-Books: Borealis Readers Pick the Best Environmental Books of All Time. Borealis. The Magazine of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. 50-51.
  • Brown, L. P. (1991, Fall). David Suzuki: Canada's Most Influential Conservation Writer. Borealis. The Magazine of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. 48-51.
  • Brown, L. P. (1990, May-July). Borealis reviews. Borealis. The Magazine of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. 63.
  • Brown, L. P. (1989/90, Winter). Borealis reviews: Editor's choice. 1989. Borealis. The Magazine of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. 59-60.
Workshops & Invited Speaker Presentations
  • Presenter Approaching Ecological Literacy through Hopeful Activism. Fourth Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium, Lakehead University, December 4, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker, The Promise and Pitfalls of Community Guided Interpretive Planning. Keynote Speaker. Interpretation Canada Capacity Building Meeting. Manitoba Museum, November 21, 2008.
  • Invited Speaker The Role of Heritage Interpretation in Creating Positive Visitor Experiences at an Ecologically Sensitive Tourism Destination: A Multi-Year Case Study. Interpreting World Heritage 2007. March 25 - 29, 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia. Annual international conference of the National Association for Interpretation.
  • Invited Speaker Creating Powerful Visitor Experiences Via Heritage Interpretation. Schreiber Archives and Historical Society. Annual Meeting. May 2, 2007, Schreiber, Ontario.
  • Invited Speaker: Seeking Stories Reflections on a pedagogical journey on place-based learning. International Outdoor Education Seminar, April 24, 2006. University of Minnesota, Duluth, Center for Environmental Education, Duluth, MN.
  • Guest Lecturer: Introduction to Heritage Interpretation, Presentation to OR1110 FA and FB classes (Introduction to Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism), November 16, 2005.
  • Seminar Leader: Presentations 101: Open workshop for ORPT students on how to successfully prepare and give a conference presentation. Co-presented with Mary Breunig and Tim O'Connell, November 15, 2005.
  • Guest Speaker: Ecological Wisdoms and Intelligent Design. SHAD Valley, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, July 11, 2005.
  • Invited Speaker: Sustainable Communities: Linking Education to Action Youth Forum and Teacher Workshop on Climate Change, Nor'Wester Resort Hotel, Thunder Bay, Ontario, September 28, 2004.
  • Invited Speaker: Feeding Local Birds. Vanderwees Greenhouses, Thunder Bay, Ontario, April 24, 2004.
  • Guest Lecturer: Natural History of the Everglades, Presentation to the OR3610 Class (Inclusive and Special Recreation in Outdoor Environments), February 9, 2004.
  • Invited Speaker: Celebrating Canada’s Natural Heritage. Shad Valley Program, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, July 14, 2003.
  • Invited Speaker: Heritage Interpretation in a Nutshell. Ontario Provincial Parks-Northwest Zone, Natural Heritage Interpretive Training Workshop, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, June 18, 2002.
  • Invited Speaker: Citizen Role in Maintaining Ecological Integrity. Lakehead University Shad Valley Program, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, July 2, 2002.
  • Invited Speaker: The role of protected areas in Canada. Lakehead University Shad Valley Program, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, July 3, 2001.
  • Invited Speaker: Protecting shorebirds at Mary’s Point Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve, Thunder Bay Field Naturalists, Thunder Bay, Ontario, April 23, 2001.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker: Exploring our Evolving Role as Landscape Stewards. Alberta Lake Management Society, 5th Annual Workshop, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, September 27-28, 1996.
  • Invited Speaker: Opportunities for Youth in Land Protection. Youth Wildlife Workshop, Calgary Zoo, Calgary, Alberta, March 23, 1996.
  • Guest Lecturer: Exploratory Study of Successful Management Approaches for Small Protected Areas. Biology 3/4500 Seminars in Biological Science. Spring 1996. University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, March 20, 1996.
  • Invited Speaker: Mary’s Point Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve - A Success Story in Land Stewardship. Friends of the Athabasca, Athabasca University, Alberta, October 25, 1995.
  • Guest Lecturer: Challenges in Protected Area Management. Protected Areas and Wildlands Management FOR462. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, September, 1995.
  • Invited Speaker: Protected Areas are Not Enough. FEESA Spaces and Species Education Institute, Drumheller, Alberta, July 22, 1994.
  • Workshop Session Coordinator and Speaker: Selecting, Protecting and Caring for Private Natural Land. Federation of Alberta Naturalists, Calgary, Alberta, January 29, 1994.
  • Workshop Coordinator and Presenter: Excellence in Small Protected Area Stewardship. University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, Alberta, November 26, 1993.
  • Workshop Coordinator and Presenter: Protecting and Caring for Private Natural Land. University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, Alberta, August 9 and 10, 1993.
  • Invited Plenary Speaker: Attributes of Excellence in Small Protected Area Stewardship. Second Volunteer Steward Conference, Yamniska, Alberta, June 4-6, 1993.