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About the Concentration in Environmental Education

Our environmental education program combines learning in the classroom, the laboratory, and nearby streams and forests. Understanding and teaching about the environment involves many subjects, so you’ll take courses in Earth science, biology, geology, and wildlife management, as well as math and language arts.

You’ll also learn ways to apply your knowledge and training to help people become environmentally literate. You will help people realize that the daily choices they make impact the environment and teach them how to support a healthy environment and sustain resources for future generations.

Alumni Spotlight

Cameron SpragueWhile working toward his Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Education with a concentration in Environmental Education at NVU-Johnson, Cameron Sprague ’08 worked in the Child Development Center on campus. Starting as a student helper through the work study program, by his senior year he was an assistant teacher directly supporting the day-to-day running of one of the classrooms.

“I was in charge of the classroom when the teacher was on vacation and was in the center whenever I wasn’t in class,” he said. “That year, especially, really started me thinking that Early Years could be the right place for me.”

Today, Cameron is the team leader at the Stramash Fort William Outdoor Nursery Campus in Ft. William, Scotland, “on the banks of the river Lochy by Inverlochy castle, and nestling in the footprint of the mighty Ben Nevis.” It’s just the spot for an inspired outdoor education program, which Cameron played a key role in getting started. Read his full alumni profile here.

At a Glance

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Students in this program graduate with a bachelor of science degree in outdoor education, leadership, and tourism with a concentration in environmental education.
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A female teacher is reading a book to her young students.

“Learning by doing. The experiences I gained from working in a real classroom are more practical than words in textbooks.”

- Na Zhan '14


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