OUTUWSP03 - Environmental Education Theory and Practice-UDT

Course CodeOUTUWSP03
Course TitleEnvironmental Education Theory and Practice-UDT

The goal of this course is to provide you with a foundational knowledge of EE and the skills to become a more effective educator. Course participants discuss the history, definition, and goals of environmental education; develop an understanding of the professional roles and instructional methods of environmental educators; and interact with other educators from across the country.

 NOTE:  This is a 12-week college course. You will spend an average of 10-15 hours per week on this course in order to obtain a passing grade or certificate of completion as a workshop participant. It is suggested you discuss participation with your supervisor and identify work hours to be dedicated to the course.


  1. Identify the goals and objectives of EE as laid out in founding documents of the field.
  2. Describe key characteristics of EE.
  3. Describe the four strands of environmental literacy.
  4. Analyze your teaching and describe the teaching methods you are most and least comfortable using.
  5. Identify a variety of methods for presenting environmental issues in appropriate and engaging ways for diverse learners.
  6. Assess and evaluate your EE curriculum using a variety of assessment alternatives.
  7. Create a lesson plan that demonstrates characteristics of flexible instruction – using a variety of methods, addressing multiple learning styles, involving collaboration among students or teachers.

Target Audience

Individuals involved in designing and/or implementing environmental education and outreach programs.


Delivery MethodOnline Self Study
Non-FWS Fee$0.00
Instructional Hours120
Course Content ContactMichelle Donlan: michelle_donlan@fws.gov; Susan Destephanis: susan_destephanis@fws.gov; Julie Study: julie_study@fws.gov; (304) 876-7685; michelle_donlan@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryEnvironmental Education
Registration LinkLMS
Extracted from DOI LEARN on3/7/2017 3:30:23 AM

Schedule:  OUTUWSP03 - Environmental Education Theory and Practice-UDT