Workshop Description

e-Conference Session: EcoDetectives – Economics and Science Investigate Environmental Crimes

Why are environmental problems often so difficult to solve? Use the clues that economics gives us to find out. This session helps teachers prepare students to use economic problem-solving when addressing scientific issues using in-class and online activities.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Dec 06, 2020
Session length is 45 minutes. Exact time for session is TBD, but will be either December 5 or 6.,

Grade Level: High School, Middle School

Find details and registration for the conference here.

Attendees will learn how to teach economic concepts related to the environment using fun, in-class activities. They use these concepts, along with up-to-the-minute sources to think about how to best solve current environmental issues. Using economic reasoning, they will figure out how to get the best outcome available for everyone.

Participants will:

  • Get access to several fun lessons, including in-person and online activities.
  • Learn how to lead active-learning lessons pertaining to the environment in an online setting.
  • Get access to up-to-date primary sources that students can use.


Optional College Credit Fee: Though this session has no fee from VCEE, there is a registration fee for the conference. To view this session you must register for the NCSS conference. Details and registration here:

Instructor: Stephen Day
Contact Person:
Stephen Day
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628

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