Public Lands of the USA: the History, Today, and a More Equitable Future
Six week, two-graduate-credit course
November 2-December 7, 2020
meeting via zoom on Mondays from 4:30-6:30pm MST.
$340 Registration is here
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. Throughout the course guest speakers from federal land agencies and partner groups will engage in unique conversations with participants. We will explore the many uses and benefits of public lands, as well as the threats they face locally and nationally. Students will also go out and explore public lands near their homes and collect citizen science land cover data for NASA’s GLOBE Observer program. Asynchronous course work will accompany six 2-hour course meetings via Zoom on Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm MST from November 2-December 7th. All course work is due by December 14, 2020.