Upcoming Online Courses


Urban Environmental Education
To be offered March 6-April 24, 2018

Global Environmental Education
To be offered May 1-June 19, 2018
Check back for registration details.

Climate Change Science,
Communication, and Action
To be reoffered Fall 2018


Civic Ecology

Order from MIT Press


Urban Environmental
Education Review

Order fromĀ Cornell University Press


Through integrating research and outreach, students and faculty working in the lab seek to understand and support community-based stewardship practices such as community forestry, community gardening, coastal cleanups, and watershed restoration. The Civic Ecology Lab is founded on the belief that humans can act to enhance the social-ecological systems of which they are a part.

Our work centers on the role of civic ecology practices in communities facing social and environmental stresses, including those related to climate change and poverty.

We also seek to understand and support learning that occurs through engagement in civic ecology practices — learning about how people in cities and other harsh environments contribute to biological and cultural diversity, ecosystem services, community wellness, adaptive co-management, and more broadly social-ecological systems resilience.