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The Center for Biodiversity, in partnership with the Center for Natural Resource Management and Protection, is currently running the Hemlock Ecosystem Management Study—a multi-year study of how the loss of eastern hemlock trees affects ecosystems and people in Maine.
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The environmental interpretation and education minor offers students the opportunity to explore the fields of formal and non-informal learning environments, how people learn, the needs of diverse audiences and the best practices in instructional as well as heritage and resources interpretive settings.

This minor will support the students who plan on working with educational/interpretive programs in a variety of settings including zoos, wildlife parks, aquariums, parks, environmental learning centers, and other educational settings. 

Required courses:

CM 2123 Environmental Communication 
ED 1013 Foundations of Education 
ED 2113 Instruction and Assessment Design
PF 1023 Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Heritage
PF 4123 Interpretative Methods

Eight credits from the following: 

CM 2233 Digital Media Production 
CM 3113 Documentary Film 
CM 3123 New Media
ED 2102 Educational Field Practicum 1
ED 2212 Teaching with Technology

ED 3333 Education for Exceptional Children and Youth 
ED 3443 Teaching Science in the Secondary Schools
EH 3213 Professional and Technical Writing 
EH 4213 Writing for Publication
PF 2213 Sustainable Ecotourism
PY 2013 Human Development

PY 3123 Educational Psychology 

 

 

 

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