From Eco-Anxiety to Eco-Action: Educator Strategies to Support Students

Classroom Strategies for Channelling Students’ Environmental Concerns into Empowerment

A New Micro-Credential from Earth Rangers

Eco-anxiety is a relatively new term that you may have heard before. It sounds serious and even a little scary. While eco-anxiety is not an official diagnosable disorder, it is still very real. But what is it exactly? Eco-anxiety includes feelings of worry, fear, and even despair that someone experiences as a result of their exposure to the realities of climate change, biodiversity loss, and other environmental problems.

Teaching about the environment can be fraught. Educators are often confronted with questions or reactions from students that can be difficult to navigate. The goal of this course is to provide educators with tools and tactics to address the environment head-on and transform feelings of anxiety into positive environmental action.

Course Overview

The course is asynchronous and requires 3.5 – 4.5 hours to complete 5 modules with two optional zoom sessions. Resources include readings, surveys, reflections, videos and case studies.

Module 1: Gauge your own level of eco-anxiety

Module 2: Name feelings so students can identify and normalize feelings of anxiety

Module 3: Choose local, land-based learning experiences so that students can see tangible effects of environmental problem-solving

Module 4: Share stories of resilience and action

Module 5: Empower students to lead community-based stewardship projects

Schedule & Fee

5-week online course
Feb 6-March 10 2023
April 3 - May 5 2023

Cost: $140*

*We do offer financial support for participants accept who are only able to pay less or who are not able to pay

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