As more members of the world’s population now reside in a cities than rural areas, environmental education is increasingly likely to take place in an urban context rather than the wilderness. Urban environmental education presents a host of different considerations that are separate to traditional environmental education taking place in pristine wilderness areas.
The Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab is offering a new online course geared towards environmental educators who would like to develop their ability to engage in an urban environment. The course will cover current research and discuss the diversity of approaches to urban environmental education.
As the course is brand new, it will be offered for a one-time introductory rate of $50. Applications are due on September 2nd, 2011 and the course will run from September 12-December 4th.
For more detailed information on the program, please consult the Cornell University Civic Ecology website.