Facilitator: Samantha Dolan
- Start Date: 10/2
- Class meets on Wednesdays
- Time: 2-3:20 pm
- Location: MGH 254
How can educators develop young people's knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for our society to meet the needs of today while ensuring a hopeful future? As Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction states, “The quality of life for all people, now and in the future, will ultimately depend upon the individual’s comprehension of the interdependency of environmental, economic and social systems, and of how individuals understand their role in an interdependent world.” This seminar will examine trends in K-12 environmental education in the U.S. and Washington State. Through readings, discussions and guest presenters, w e will explore various philosophies, models and age –appropriate approaches to K-12 environmental education. Students will attend weekly seminars and volunteer in related school classrooms and community organizations in Seattle for at least 2 ½ (2 credits) hours a week.
- 2 credits: 2.5 hours volunteering/week or 20 hours/quarter
- 3 credits: 5 hours volunteering/week or 40 hours/quarter
Talk to facilitator if interested in additional credits.