Ecological Teaching and Learning

Master of Science (MS) in Ecological Teaching and Learning

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ETL Student Wins Environmental Award

Renee Strnad AwardEcological Teaching and Learning graduate student Renee Strnad has won the Melva Fager Okun Lifetime Achievement Award from the Environmental Educators of North Carolina. She currently works in an Environmental Education position on the Extension Forestry team at North Carolina State University. Read more »

Native Science and Ecological Literacy

Recently, the Lesley University Diversity Council presented a lecture by Dr. Gregory Cajete, a Native American educator and biology professor at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Cajete, who is a Tewa Indian, spoke about Native Science, which honors indigenous scientific knowledge. He was presented by Ecological Teaching and Learning program director Coleen O’Connell, who shared that Dr. Cajete’s book Native Science  is included in the 100 Books for Ecological Literacy. 
 CajetePictured: Coleen O’Connell, Yolanda Neville, Gregory Cajete, Filipe Veiera, and Barbara Addison Reid.

How One Student Puts Her Research into Action

ETL Action Research ProjectM.S. in Ecological Teaching and Learning 2014 alumna Jaclyn Stallard writes about how the ETL program has deepened her understanding of the pedagogy of ecological teaching and learning. Read "Teaching and Learning Ecologically" in the Project Learning Tree newsletter.

Alumna at Work in the Philippines

D Jordan PhilippinesDana Jordan (left), graduate of Lesley’s Ecological Teaching and Learning program, is working as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines. She recently contributed to the relief effort for her village, Iloilo City, which is in an area destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. Read more »