Public Lands of the USA: The History, Today, and a More Equitable Future


Public Lands of the USA: The History, Today, and a More Equitable Future

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A Virtual Course from Wild Rose Education
Tuesdays, March 2-23, 2021 4:00 pm-6:30 pm MST on zoom
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Expand your knowledge of public lands in America. Through interactive discussion-based online learning experience, participants will gain a stronger understanding of federal land designations, history of these lands, and the context in which these places were protected. Participants will gain access to a new public lands curriculum. The course aims to build connections between people and America’s public lands as well as awareness that the lands and waters we love today were once and still are Indigenous lands. We will explore the many uses and benefits of public lands, as well as the threats they face locally and nationally.  Creating an ESRI Story Map is the final project that will incorporate a place(s) that is relevant to the student, current benefits and threats to that area, and a call to action by readers. Prepare to complete 10 hours of online zoom course meetings and 12-15 hours of additional course pre-work and homework.

Optional graduate-level relicensure credit available from Colorado School of Mines

Wild Rose Education is an innovative environmental education business providing place-based learner-centered educator workshops, youth leadership opportunities, and environmental education consulting.