Fall Online Courses

Civic Ecology
Sept 18 – Nov 5, 2018
registration open until 21 September

Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action 
Sept 11 – Oct 23, 2018
registration closed

Introduction to Environmental Education: Nov 6 – Dec 17, 2018, check back in October for registration


Grassroots to Global: Broader Impacts of Civic Ecology*

Order from Cornell University Press

Krasny final cov

Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Group Up*

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.


* Registrants for Civic Ecology Online Course receive 30% discount on the two civic ecology books. See course description and syllabus for details.