Learning Objectives: Know, Do, Understand, Lead
After completing this program, participants will know:
- The major environmental threats facing coastal regions today (e.g., eutrophication, agricultural runoff, pesticides, sewage, coastal development, marine resource management, sea-level rise, acidification…).
- How competing worldviews influence ideas regarding environmental management of coastal regions (e.g., shallow ecology, deep ecology, radical environmental thought…).
- How market failures relate to environmental conditions in coastal regions (tragedy of the commons, negative externalities, weak property rights, trans-boundary disputes…).
- The major policy options available for addressing market-based environmental problems in coastal regions (regulatory, consensus-based, market-based…).
Skill-Based Learning Objectives
After completing this program, participants will be able to do the following:
- Apply the social science policy model described in Chesapeake Bay Blues (by Howard Ernst) to a specific environmental problem faced by a coastal community.
- Discuss complex environmental policy readings in a seminar setting.
- Plan and lead a group field experience related to a coastal community.
- Conduct in-depth interviews with leading authorities in the scientific and policy communities.
- Publically present the findings of their research at the student-led research symposium.
Values-Based Learning Objectives
After completing this program, participants will have a greater understanding of:
- The connections between environmental management and economic, political, and cultural factors.
- The tension between economic developing and achieving environmental sustainability in coastal regions.
- The global nature of threats to marine resources and coastal environmental conditions.
Leadership-Based Learning Objectives
After completing this program, students will develop the following leadership practices:
- Practice various group decision-making models (directive, consultative, democratic, and consensus-based).
- Experience various leadership roles (self-leader, active-follower, peer-leader, and group-leader)
- Practice leadership self-assessment (identify your personal leadership style, keep a leadership journal, and deliver a leadership talk).
- Practice leadership peer-assessment (Identifying blind spots and engaging in after action feedback).