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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.) 


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

Towson University
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD  21252-0001

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