We believe that learning happens most powerfully when people are deeply involved with the natural world, their communities, and one another. Programs within the Center for Experiential and Environmental Education provide students with the tools for professional practice as engaged and environmentally aware experiential educators.
- Adventure-Based Environmental Education
- Adventure Therapy
- Captive Wildlife Care and Education
- Secondary Education: Life Science
- Secondary Education: Physical Science
Educators at heart, our students want to make a difference. You expect hands-on/minds-on, practical and authentic learning experiences, and we deliver. We provide academically challenging programs that employ experiential learning strategies, and work with students to continually examine and evaluate experiential learning and teaching as a science.
Teaching and Learning Partners
You’ll learn the writing and reasoning skills that are the hallmark of a quality liberal arts education. You will also benefit from dedicated, collegial, and empathetic professionals who value students as partners in purposeful teaching and learning. We enjoy a culture of participation that encourages a high degree of involvement and responsibility, in order to create a supportive and exploratory learning community.
A Natural Laboratory
Our emphasis on the intersection of science and society will help you learn to deliver experiential programs that foster environmental literacy and encourage people to protect and improve the environment. By using the natural world as a laboratory, you will learn the educational value and purpose of place, and learn to recognize the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social conditions that facilitate environmental awareness.
Career Options for Experiential and Environmental Program Graduates
- Environmental Education Directors
- Life and Physical Science Teachers
- Park Interpreters
- After-School Program Directors and Educators
- Outdoor Education Center Directors and Counselors
- Conservation Directors
- Student Affairs Activities Coordinators
- Adventure Specialists
- Wildlife Rehabilitators
- Zoo and Museum Education Specialists