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Environmental Economics

  • May 21, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Robinson Nature Center - Columbia
  • 5

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Who: High school, middle school and upper elementary teachers and curriculum specialists.   No prior economics required.

What:  A one-day program designed to help educators gain an understanding of environmental economic issues and concepts and related methodologies to engage students in group structured classroom learning activities.

Specifics:        Saturday, May, 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                        Location:  Robinson Nature Center

                                          6692 Cedar Lane

                                          Columbia, MD 21044

                                          (Light breakfast, breaks and lunch provided.) 

Dress:  Business casual.

Required:  Participants must complete the following registration form and include a $25 application fee refunded to those who attend by the Maryland Council on Economic Education

Stipend:  A $200 stipend will be provided to all participants who complete the program by the Foundation for Teaching Economics

 

Notes:  A maximum 30 teachers will be accepted on a first-come and qualified basis.

(Participants must be full time educators during the 2021-2022 school year.)

Participants may (optionally) take the program for one graduate hour credit in economics from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. (Assignment required.) 

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The Fundamentals of Environmental Economics program uses a non-biased approach designed to provide teachers with a dynamic way to incorporate environmental economics concepts into their classroom. The program incorporates a variety of social studies, civics, science and political science concepts in both the presentations and simulations.

Key topics / concepts:

-          Economic Institutions and Foundations

-          Tragedy of the Commons

-          Marginal Decision Making

-          Land Use

-          World Fisheries

Professor:  Donald G. Fell, Professor and Institute Director, Foundation for Teaching Economics

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