Environmental Education Research

Through this online course, you will increase your capacity to use environmental education (EE) research to improve your education program. Designed for professional development of environmental educators, and of leaders and volunteers working with youth and communities, this 4-week online course will help you use EE research in your education programs. Course participants will exchange their view of EE teaching approaches and desired outcomes, and reflect on their EE experiences and assumptions.

Through this course you will: (1) Clarify your practical theory, i.e., your understanding of how your EE activities lead to desired EE outcomes; (2) Review important recent EE research and understand how you can use it to improve your programs; (3) Update your knowledge about different EE outcomes; and (4) Expand your network of peers working on EE in other organizations throughout the country. This course may be useful, for example, when you conduct program planning, report program outcomes, communicate with parents and communities, write grant applications, and just want to improve your understanding of EE research results.

  • Format: Online professional development course.
  • Audience: Environmental educators, leaders, and college students from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Dates: March 3–March 30, 2014 (4 weeks). 
  • Estimated workload: 6 hours per week.
  • Course tuition: Free. 
  • Registration: Registration is open for up to 30 educators, until the course is full. 
  • Sign up: Registration Form
  • Course facilitator: Alex Kudryavtsev, PhD (, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. 
  • Technical questions:


Alex Kudryavtsev,
Feb 17, 2014, 7:53 PM