Master Class 2012 – 2013: Education for positive environmental change
Environmental Forum of Marin’s Master Class is a comprehensive program focusing on three key areas: The Natural World, Human Impact, and Stewardship.
The Natural World
Marin’s vibrant environmental heritage comes alive during in-the-field excursions led by Environmental Forum members and outside experts. Through a series of field trips, you will visit places such as West Marin to talk with Albert Straus of Straus Dairy, one of the first organic dairies in the country, and John Finger of Hog Island Oyster Farm, involved in efforts to restore the Tomales Bay watershed; you will hear directly from Rangers at Pt. Reyes National Seashore about the pressures on our parks; you will visit a landfill and a water treatment plant; you will visit a creek and bayland restoration project. These are examples of just a few of the field trips.
These are unique opportunities you will not get anywhere else!
Environmental sustainability is the lens through which you will learn about problems posed by human impact on our world. In small classroom settings you will interact directly with subject-matter experts: scientists, policy makers, environmental advocates, land use and transportation planners, as well as local citizen advocates.
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Once you are equipped with information on current environmental issues, you will learn how to take effective action through first-hand experience — learning how to deliver a compelling, short, advocacy speech as well as participating in and presenting a project. The project you choose can be driven by your individual passion, or you can join your classmates in a team project. You will find just how effective you can be!
This Year's Master Class Projects
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