Graduate students join Merry Lea’s Environmental Education Outreach team in delivering a variety of high-quality environmental education programs.
The summer core courses provide the foundational content and skills for understanding and exploring the ecosystems at Merry Lea, where most educational programs take place.
Graduate students help develop and teach these programs, including: public and private school field trips, homeschool series, after-school programs for local elementary students, day camps and public events.
Throughout their practicum course in the fall and spring, graduate students develop leadership and interpersonal skills, enabling them to be an effective leader to create challenging, safe and fun learning environments. Graduate students will catalyze their growth as environmental educators through reflective writing, academic study, dialogue, observation and a culture of feedback.