Jun 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

EDUC 270 Q - Informal Science Education: Teaching Science in Non-School Settings (3 credits)


This course is designed to introduce students to the world of informal science education, or science taught in non-school settings such as museums, state parks, environmental education centers, and zoos. This course will include, among other topics, the study of environmental education curricula, zoology education, and methods of implementation. The course is designed for those who have had little or no professional preparation in education courses, but are interested in learning how to communicate scientific information to children and the public. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to present educational information from fields including herpetology (reptiles and amphibians), entomology (insects), and marine sciences to children and the general public. The focus of the course will be on informal educational experiences. F, S.