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Fundamentals of Environmental Economics

Why do people pollute? What are the best ways to deal with pollution? And how can I teach these important issues to my students? This one-day program uses the power of economics to answer pressing environmental questions.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Oct 30, 2018
8:45 am - 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2018
Chesterfield County Career and Technical Center
13900 Hull Street
Midlothian, VA 23112
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Grade Level: Grade 5, High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 6

This program is designed to familiarize middle and high school teachers and curriculum specialists with a non-biased approach that introduces the basics of environmental economics and provides effective simulations to introduce the concepts into the classroom. It will include classroom-tested activities, as well as a variety of interactive lectures and case studies focusing on the following:

Overview of environmental economics concepts:
Tragedy of the Commons
Water use policies
Climate change policies
Priorities for global spending simulation
Land use case study

No prior background in economics or environmental issues is required. This one-day seminar will be delivered by the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) in partnership with the VCU Center for Economic Education.

Fee: NO CHARGE, however $25.00 refundable fee required

Registration is not complete until a check payable to VCEE for a $25.00 refundable deposit is received. The deposit will be returned uncashed after you complete the workshop. Mail the check to:

Center for Economic Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Snead Hall

301 West Main Street/Box 844000

Richmond, VA 23284-4000

Instructor: Donald Fell, PhD and Stephen H. Day, PhD
Contact Person:
Stephen H. Day, PhD, Director
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628

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