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Fundamentals of Environmental Economics


This One Day 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 conference 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.  For registration information, contact the respective co-sponsor as listed on the One Day program page.  For additional information, please contact Donald Fell, FTE Professor and Institute Director for the One Day seminars at dfell@fte.org.

May be taken for one hour graduate credit in economics from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  Registration information and assignment details will be provided onsite.