Upcoming Online Courses

Climate Change Education

Sept 11 – Oct 16, 2018

Civic Ecology Education

Sept 18 – Nov 5, 2018

Introduction to Environmental Education

Nov 6 – Dec 17, 2018


Civic Ecology

Order from MIT Press


Urban Environmental
Education Review

Order from 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.