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Fundamentals of Environmental Economics


The One Day Fundamentals of Environmental Economics seminar is designed to familiarize middle and high school teachers and curriculum specialists with a non-biased approach that introduces the basics of environmental economics and provides effective simulations to introduce the concepts into the classroom.

The program will include classroom-tested activities, as well as a variety of interactive lectures and case studies focusing on the following:

  • Overview of environmental economics concepts
  • Tragedy of the Commons
  • Water use policies
  • Climate change policies
  • Priorities for global spending simulation
  • Land use case study

No prior background in economics or environmental issues is required.

May be taken for one hour graduate credit in economics from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.