Climate Change Communication for Environmental Educators

Why is climate change such a polarizing topic? How can environmental educators address this loaded issue in their communities and programs? This course is for environmental education professionals interested in applying current research in climate change communication and psychology to their educational programs. Students will learn about recent research on climate change psychology and climate change communication and how concepts from these fields can be incorporated into EE programming. For the final assignment, students will incorporate what they have learned in a lesson or action plan for their organization. Alternately, students can write a short reflective essay on climate change education practices in their community or organization based on concepts covered in the course. 

NOTE: This course is not about about climate change science or impacts but rather about effective practices for communicating about climate change through environmental education programs. This course is designed with North American educators in mind, although we are accepting a limited number of international participants. 

Course dates: September 6 - October 28, 2016

UPDATE (August 4, 2016): The Climate Change Communication for Environmental Educators online course is at full capacity. Registration is now CLOSED.



Dates: 2016-09-06 00:00:00 to 2016-10-28 00:00:00 Course Size:

Limited to 100 Students

Estimated Workload:

3-4 hours per week

Course Facilitator:

Anne Armstrong, Anne Ferguson, Marianne Krasny

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