Cornell Online Course: Environmental Education Outcomes
Is the goal of environmental education to instill pro-environmental behaviors, foster collective environmental action, and/or to develop healthy and productive citizens? Through short pre-recorded lectures, podcasts, readings, social media, and live webinars, this course will help you define your environmental education goals and learn what the research says is the best pathway to achieve them.
Topics include environmental behaviors, collective action, knowledge, values, attitudes, nature connectedness, sense of place, identity, self- and political efficacy, norms, social capital, health and well-being, positive youth development, academic achievement, and resilience. Course participants diagram their own theory of change outlining how to reach their environmental education goals. Through this course, you will apply research-based knowledge to start new or enhance existing environmental education programs, strengthen your professional networks by exchanging ideas and resources with peer educators and university students around the world, and gain professional credentials.
In this course you will:
- Define multiple outcomes for environmental education.
- Describe and critically reflect on research about what works and doesn’t work in achieving different environmental education outcomes.
- Discuss environmental education outcomes, research, and theories of change with peers.
- Diagram and explain a theory of change for your educational program.
Participants who complete the course are awarded a Cornell University certificate (PDF).
Cost is $60 (strongly encouraged). We accept participants who are only able to pay less or who are not able to pay.
Questions: Email us at CivicEcology@cornell.edu, Use “EEO” in the subject line.