EnEd 4555 Foundations of Environmental Education


Course Information

This course provides an introduction to environmental education.  The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills for providing quality, age-appropriate EE for students in the formal classroom setting.  The emphasis is on EE curriculum materials, resources, and programs that can be used with students in settings at or near their schools to support both school curricular and environmental literacy goals.  Additional emphasis will be on using the outdoor schoolyard environment as a source of environmental education experiences.  This course involves teaching a Project WET lesson in a local school, teaching an EE lesson in a preschool, and culminates in teaching a series of three lessons in a local elementary school classroom.  *Note:  REC 2300 Recreation Programming is a pre-requisite for this course!



Course Readings (available to enrolled students via Moodle)

Related EE Links


UMD Library's EE Resources

SEEK: MN's EE Resource Directory

MN Association for Environmental Education

EE-Link (a national web-based directory of EE resources)

North American Association for Environmental Education

Environmental Literacy Council






Last Updated: January 14, 2011