Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Rhode Island

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Course DatesMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRNRegistration
June 30, 2019 - July 11, 20196/30 - 7/11S, M,T,W,TH,F,SA 8:30A-9PWaitlistedKatherine Canfield
Erik Donofrio
Lydia Geschiere
July 14, 2019 - July 25, 20197/14 - 7/25S, M,T,W,TH,F,SA 8:30A-9PWaitlistedKatherine Canfield
Erik Donofrio
Lydia Geschiere
July 28, 2019 - August 08, 20197/28 - 8/08S, M,T,W,TH,F,SA 8:30A-9POpenKatherine Canfield
Erik Donofrio
Lydia Geschiere

Course Description

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL) combines concepts in environmental studies, ecology, and leadership, with a mission of developing socially responsible leaders. At BELL, students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to create positive change on environmental issues facing their local communities and the planet as a whole. Students will work to better understand the causes and impacts of climate change and identify examples of environmental resilience. Additionally, students will understand their role in developing solutions in the form of environmental action.

We will specifically focus our learning around:
- Active listening and public speaking skills
- Campus visit to Brown University including student panels and academic presentations
- Outdoor labs, including: amphibian and reptile taxonomy, impact of climate change on flora and fauna, water quality assessment, wetland, forest, and stream ecology
- Social change model and socially responsible leadership
- Stakeholder negotiations and environmental dispute resolution
- Threats to environmental justice and environmental-related careers

This summer, students at BELL: Rhode Island will live and study at the pristine Whispering Pines Conference Center at the W. Alton Jones Environmental Education Center in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Prerequisites: None required


Course Information

  • Course Code: CEES0900
  • Length: 2 weeks

Program Information

BELL Rhode Island

Two-week non-credit program based in West Greenwich, Rhode Island focused on environmental action, ecological resilience, and socially responsible leadership. For students completing grades 9-12 by June 2019.

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