Conservation Impact! How to Accelerate Your Efforts in Conservation Course Syllabus

Zoom Course

Nature enthusiasts often act in ways that support their values, such as purchasing local products, recycling, and growing native plants. Yet we worry that our “private sphere” actions are not enough. How can we inspire others to join us?  This course covers an eclectic mix of conservation psychology, sociology, marketing, sci-comm, conservation science, behavioral economics, and more.  The class will benefit from the wide perspectives of its participants: concerned citizens, conservation staff and volunteers, students and interns, and community leaders.  Come as you and share what you know!  Discover how empowered citizens can move beyond independent actions by working with others to influence and mobilize people in their social circles to take environmentally responsible action.

Instructor: Connie O’Connor, Director of Education  coconnor@cincynature.org  (513) 616-3199

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 pm virtually on Zoom June 1 – July 15, 2021 (14 sessions, 2 hours each)

$249; $50 discount for current CNC members and UC students

Learning Outcomes

  •      Learn about local conservation issues and how collective behavioral change can help
  •      Discover and apply theories about how and why people change their actions and behavior
  •      Learn to tell a good story, fact check, and address science deniers
  •      Develop a plan to lead behavioral change in measurable ways within your social circles