Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Engaging Communities in Conservation Solutions Educator Course
Hours for Learning Activity:30 learning hours
Date and Time:
Monday, July 17, 2017, 8:30am to Friday, July 21, 2017, 3:30pm
Monday, July 10, 2017, 9:00pm
Get involved in conservation solutions in your own community and around the world! Participants in this course investigate environmental stewardship, research science and conservation opportunities and solutions in their local communities, practice inquiry-based learning, develop a conservation project to be used in their classroom or community, and reflect on ecological and carbon footprints. Course participants will consider local and global conservation issues affecting wildlife, and then focus in on three major opportunities for educators and communities to take action: 1) reducing our carbon footprints to slow the impacts of climate change, 2) making sustainable consumer choices to conserve resources and support wildlife conservation, and 3) engaging in place-based education to understand and care for the natural world. At the end of this course, participants will have a solid understanding of community-based conservation, with a particular emphasis on current issues facing local habitats in the communities where they live. Participants will also explore and begin to design stewardship strategies for empowering their own students or community members to generate solutions and take action.
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