Sustainability in higher education

Sustainability in higher education

Higher education can serve a vital role in educating the public and supporting sustainability initiatives nationally and internationally. With forty percent of our Fellows working in academia, the Switzer Fellows Network has a powerful impact on the inclusion of sustainability issues in research planning, teaching, community development and more.

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Bringing field ecology online

If outdoor learning were a religion, Erika Zavaleta would be among its foremost acolytes. An online ecology course, she realized, could attract students who would never consider taking a class requiring live field trips. By bringing field biology to a broader range of people, Zavaleta hopes the course will help broaden racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in ecology and environmental studies. “I’m interested in making more ways for people to have an entry point to get interested in conservation, an internship at a reserve, or taking a class with a field component.”Read more >

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