Preparing Students for the Environmental Workforce

  • Lili Fox Velez Towson University
Keywords: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Curriculum Design


One of the challenges of designing curricula in environmental programs is finding ways to cover the social, scientific, and communication content needed by professionals in the field. The authors describe a sequence of writing, critical thinking, and civic engagement experiences during the junior and senior years. Students practice communicating across disciplines and stakeholder groups while learning about the complex environment of the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding watershed and preparing for environmental careers.