If curling up comfortably in your favorite chair while engaging in a rich exchange of ideas and information with a diverse group of people sounds appealing, then distance learning might be for you. Environmental education is just beginning to tap the potential of the virtual classroom, with courses offered by University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Project Learning Tree, and others. The courses fill gaps in the learning opportunities available to formal and nonformal educators, and have drawn students, educators, resource management specialists, and others from across the country and around the world.
Convenience is the hallmark of distance learning, but there are many compelling reasons to consider online education. Read the article to explore those reasons and learn about current online offerings in environmental education.