Education & Training

Our consortium scientists conduct critical and cutting edge ecological and conservation research in over 60 countries. When they are not in the field, they can be found teaching courses like Climate Change and Biodiversity, Coral Reef Ecology, and many other courses on environmental sustainable development. By deliberately combining research and education, EICES ensures that students gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of environmental and sustainability issues, the need for thoughtful and integrated problem-solving, and the importance of an ongoing commitment to stewardship of our natural world.

At Columbia University, the Earth Institute’s current Education Programs include Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates; Executive Education Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability; Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda; Inquire Institute: Urban Ecosystems: Biodiversity, Water & Energy in NYC; and K-12 Education Programs.