Environmental Education and Communication

Students in the EEC track learn how to teach and communicate environmental issues to diverse audiences using a variety of methods. They gain a solid base of knowledge in the environmental sciences, environmental ethics, and the social context of environmental issues. They also develop a practical set of skills for teaching effectively in informal settings and for communicating clearly in written, oral, and electronic forms. Graduates will have a firm understanding of the challenges involved in educating and communicating about science- and value-based environmental subjects.

Types of Careers: The EEC track is a good fit for students who want to work at government agencies, nature centers, parks, nongovernmental organizations, and similar institutions, as well as for students who wish to gain a broad understanding of the environment, environmental issues, and the choices humans can make to mitigate unwanted impacts of human behavior on the environment. See also Career Information.