University of Vermont

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

ecological planning curriculum

The future of conservation in the U.S. and the world will be challenging and changing. While the specific tools and the political means to achieve conservation continue to evolve, one thing remains clear — practitioners of conservation will need to be more adaptable and interdisciplinary than ever before. The ecological planning curriculum available through the Rubenstein School will need to continue to keep pace with new ideas from many fields. Balancing fundamentals with general tools and integrative perspectives will always be a challenge. No two year experience can complete the impossible task of being completely prepared. I believe our initial educational philosophy — to learn about learning, to learn in the field, and to learn by doing in an environment where learners challenge each other — is still the right one. As each new Ecological Planning (EP) team takes to the field and the classroom, I continue to be impressed by how much they take control of their own learning to meet their future educational needs in a changing world.

NOTE: the updated EP website has been joined with the Field Naturalist program. Please view that combined website for current information. This website (EP) is maintained for access to archived student biographies and newsletters through the links at the left.
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