New Course! ENVIR 495D: Environmental Education Field Practicum

This course is an "amazing opportunity to design and deliver an environmental education curriculum for one of Washington's most diverse middle schools in Seattle's international district." It is an opportunity to gain teaching skills for environmental education in an outdoor setting, and will offer insight and avenues into excellent career opportunities in environmental education.

ENVIR 495D - Environmental Education Field Practicum

5 credits
T,Th 9:30a–11:20a
Instructor permission required to register (email

Course Details: 

We will be doing classroom visits, discussing basic teaching techniques for environmental education in outdoor settings, talking about diversity issues in environmental education, working as a team to design and deliver a curriculum, meeting with teachers at Washington Middle School to understand their needs and challenges, and observing middle school students in a classroom setting to get to know them better before taking them outdoors. 

During the last week of class, UW students will be taking Washington Middle School 8th graders out to a Seattle city park to deliver a comprehensive environmental education curriculum. Students must be willing to miss three days of class to teach the curriculum.

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