eeLEARN 5: Civic Engagement for Environmental Issues

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Kei Kawashima Ginsberg
Director, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life
Tufts University

Welcome to eeLEARN, a series of online modules for environmental educators. In this module we will explore the connection between environmental education and civic engagement. We start with the definition of civic engagement as it relates to EE. We’ll then look at how getting involved in local civic life can and has shaped environmental action, and finally, we’ll dig into case studies and conversations that illustrate the opportunities and challenges of civic engagement. 

You will learn why civic engagement is an integral part of environmental education and how to go about incorporating civic engagement into your work as an educator. Are you ready?  Let's begin!