Earth Education

The CU Environmental Center’s long-standing environmental education program has operated for 20 years as “Earth Education” volunteer program and “Teach for Sustainability” internship program.  The program successfully matched undergraduate students with local teachers that are interested in implementing environmental and natural science education into their classroom and provided applied experience and training to hundreds of students- many of whom went on to education careers. 

 

Currently, we are not offering the program.  If you are a student interested in gaining intern or volunteer experience, consider these resources.  

Get Experience:

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

http://wildbear.org/

 

Thorne Nature Experience

http://www.thornenature.org/get-involved/volunteer-intern/

 

Cottonwood Institute

http://www.cottonwoodinstitute.org/about/volunteer-job-opportunities/

 

Calwood Education Center

http://www.calwood.org/get-involved/voluntee

 

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/volunteer-program

 

CU Science Discovery

http://sciencediscovery.colorado.edu/students/overview-2/

 

Eco-Cycle

http://www.ecocycle.org/schools

 

 

Resources:

Must Reads: 

Sobel, David. (1996). Beyond Eco-phobia.

Stone, Michael K. and Center for Ecoliteracy (2009). Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability.

       Healdsburg, CA: Watershed Media.

 

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

http://www.caee.org/

 

CU Children, Youth and Environments Journal

http://www.colorado.edu/journals/cye/

 

Helpful curriculum web sites for kids, teachers, and volunteers.

  • Environmental Center
  • Alternative Transportation
  • Clean Energy
  • Science Discovery - is an experience-based educational outreach program of the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education.  Their mission is to stimulate scientific interest, understanding, and literacy among Colorado’s youth, teachers, and families by interfacing with university resources and academic expertise.