Education for Action: Continuing a legacy of environmental education, advocacy
training, and leadership
Environmental Forum of Marin offers two educational training programs which work in concert to provide students with a solid grounding in basic principles and leadership skills.
The Master Class
This 20-week series of classes and field trips is the Environmental Forum’s flagship educational program. The Master Class curriculum delves into the natural world, the impacts of human activity and development pressures on land and resources, and ways in which students can step up to positions of stewardship, advocacy, and leadership.
Classes and field trips are held on Tuesdays (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) from late August through the following January. Graduation takes place in March following students’ completion of a three-month final project which affords them opportunities to get in the trenches and work on timely community-based challenges and issues.
Learn about the Master Class.
Learn about Master Class scholarship opportunities.
The Lecture Series (formerly the Seminar Series)
Designed to complement the Master Class, the Lecture Series 2013 offered three compelling, top-of-mind topics:
- Climate Change
Speakers reviewed the science and issues that surround these hot topics and explored what we can do as individuals and citizens to meet the challenges facing us – truly Education for Action.
Lecture Series 2013 has ended. Lecture Series 2014 will begin in January 2014.
Learn about the Lecture Series.
Master Class and Lecture Series graduates qualify for academic credit at Dominican University Certificate Program
Graduation from the Master Class and Lecture Series satisfies certain elective credit requirements of the Sustainable Practices Certificate Program at Dominican University of California. In addition to learning about important concepts of sustainability, certificate students gain practical and applicable skills while working closely with a variety of businesses, governmental, and non-profit organizations in the Bay Area.