2014 Conservation Psychology Institute (CPI)


2014 Conservation Psychology Institute Overview

Around the world, people are realizing that the psychological aspects of environmental sustainability are a critical missing factor. Practitioners, educators, and researchers alike find it difficult to synthesize the explosion of psychological research that is available and to find examples of how to apply these insights to real-world environmental challenges. Antioch University New England seeks to assist in this translation of research to practice by offering The Conservation Psychology Institute (CPI) this summer in beautiful New England.

 

What Will Participants Learn?

The specific topics to be covered this June are:

  • Conservation Psychology: An Introduction & Retrospective
  • Physical & Psychological Benefits of Contact with Nature
  • Nature Across the Lifespan: Developing Relationships of Care
  • Environmental Identity
  • Encouraging Active Participation & Care for Nature
  • Strategies for Influencing Conservation Action
  • The Psychology of Hope & Resilience
  • Strategic Messaging & Communication Capacity Building

 

How Will Participants LearnHow Will Participants Learn?

The CPIs often feature a different mix of faculty to best address the topics being covered.  The faculty for the June 2014 CPI include:  Drs. Carol Saunders, Louise Chawla, John Fraser and Joy Ackerman.  These faculty are all experienced educators and will offer participants a balance of learning opportunities throughout the CPI, including:

  • In-class lecture
  • One on one mentoring with experts
  • Small and large group dialogue
  • Hands-on activities
  • Scenario-based activities


Who Would Benefit From This Program?

  • Communication and education practitioners in community and non-profit organizations with a focus on land conservation, climate change action, watershed protection, forest stewardship or biodiversity preservation.
  • Communication and education practitioners in organizations concerned with the role of nature and the environment in human health and well-being.
  • Climate action, conservation, and sustainability professionals, including those in federal, state or local government agencies, the business sector, and non-profit organizations.
  • Students and educators interested in a working knowledge of the field of conservation psychology.
  •  Individuals across a range of organizational settings interested in learning about conservation psychology principles.
  • One of the consistent benefits of participating in a CPI has been the high quality of the participants who attend and the networking opportunities that result.
  • The Institute is particularly effective for participants who register as teams, and would like to work on a specific organizational challenge as part of the intensive. 
  • We welcome you to join us in the sharing of current Conservation Psychology research & practice and to become part of a dynamic network of alumni!

Please register early to save your place! Register now.