Engaged Curriculum Grants

Environmental and Sustainability Communication

Using strategic communication to accelerate public understanding of sustainability and environmental issues.

As environmental risks from climate change have become clearer in recent years, so has the need to effectively communicate science-based information about them to the public. In this project, students learn about theory-driven and research-based approaches to communicating environmental and sustainability issues, and they apply these strategies while working with a campus, community or national organization. After taking communication courses in the fall, students enroll in a seminar during the spring semester designed to prepare them for a summer internship with an organization that is a leader in the sustainability movement. Students then present a TED-style talk on campus that assesses the outcomes achieved in engaging the public on environmental issues during their internship.

Grant type: Development

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Engaged Curriculum Grants

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