Conservation & Environmental Sustainability

Why study Conservation & Environmental Sustainability?

The 21st century faces unprecedented environmental changes, from climate change and urbanization to deforestation and biodiversity loss. As Earth’s ecosystems are disrupted, we face the loss of ecosystem services: the benefits humans receive from healthy ecosystems (e.g. clean drinking water, crop pollination, recreational spaces). Confronting today’s environmental challenges requires cooperation and commitment from all sectors of society. The Executive Education Program in Conservation & Environmental Sustainability provides students of all fields with a thorough background in the science, policy, and practical tools needed to become sound decision makers and effective environmental leaders. The Program also analyzes the complexity of environmental issues and examines the ecological, economic, and political systems within which environmentally sustainable solutions can be implemented.

 

Executive Education Program Spring 2017 Calendar (PDF) 

See the Curriculum page for details on the requirements for completing the program.

Spring 2017 Conservation & Environmental Sustainability Courses

Module 1: January – February

  • Environmental Markets: The Nexus of Business, Regulation, and Sustainability (Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14)
  • Global Change (Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15)

Module 2: February – March

  • A More Resilient World (Feb. 22, mar. 1, 8, 22, 29)
  • Introduction to Evolution: From Darwin to DNA (Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 23, 30)

Spring Break: March 15-19

Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda, Kaitlin Baird (March 16-20, 2016)
Field course in Bermuda

Module 3: April – May

  • Introduction to Environmental Policy (Apr. 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8)
  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature (Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3)

Module 4: May – June

  • Forest Management and Conservation (**In class: May 11, Field: May 13, In Class: May 18**)
  • Chemical Pollution in the Biosphere (May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14)