Courses marked by an * count towards the Duke Certificate in Environmental Communications.
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION*
Need to craft a buzz-worthy social media campaign? Join a global cohort of professionals who utilize mainstream and emerging social media platforms for research, promotion, and networking. Assigned readings, social media projects, and discussion boards allow for customized instructor feedback and peer review. Taught online by two of the founding bloggers at SouthernFriedScience.com.
October 18 – December 10, 2021
UAS Applications and Operations in Environmental Science: Introduction to UAS in Biology, Ecology, and Conservation
Discover the foundations of revolutionary drone technology and how it’s being applied in environmental science and management. Course 1 of a 3-course sequence.
October 4 – November 12, 2021
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE*
This online course provides environmental professionals with a practical introduction to the strategies, methods, and tools of environmental communication that effectively lead to changes in behavior, primarily using social marketing. The field-based skills gained through this course will benefit all practicing environmental professionals faced with the challenge of changing behaviors.
January 10 – March 4, 2022
UAS Operations for Environmental Scientists
Learn the basics of drone flight operations, how to become legally certified, and how to fly effectively for scientific research purposes. Course 2 of a 3-course sequence.
January 10 – February 18, 2022
Quantitative Analysis of UAS Data
Gain hands-on experience with drone data and modern analytical software needed to assess habitat changes, count animal populations, study animal health and behavior, and assess ecosystem relationships. Course 3 of a 3-course sequence.
March 7 – April 15, 2022
WRITING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS*
Writing in environmental fields encompasses many genres, from policy memos to manuals, blog posts to interpretive signs. This online course will allow you to refine and reflect on your writing process. For some, the course may serve as a tune-up; for others, a significant remodeling.
March 21 – April 29, 2022
ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETING STRATEGY FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE*
Environmental social marketing can be defined as the application of marketing techniques to bring about environmental behavior change. This online course provides a focus on environmental social marketing strategies. Students will focus in detail on how to plan and implement a social marketing strategy, using 3-5 topics within social marketing of your choosing.
This course is an intermediate complementary course to the online course “Environmental Communications for Behavior Change”, which provides a practical overview of a social marketing campaign. We encourage students to take both classes; they are fundamentally different, yet complementary.
April 18 – June 3, 2022
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING*
This online course is designed to give environmental professionals the necessary tools to write a successful and comprehensive Communications Plan. These plans can be used internally, to manage change or initiatives within an organization, or externally to communicate a message to stakeholders and/or the public.
MARINE PLANNING PROCESS (MPP) – WORKSHOP OPTIONS
The MPP curriculum, derived from global best practices and featuring interactive and innovative educational styles, is designed for professionals with interest in Coastal Management at all experience levels in the practice of coastal and ocean planning.
CUSTOM REGIONAL TRAININGS
Regional trainings are available as a custom program for your region; please email us at email@example.com for more details.
PODCASTING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS *
This online course will get you up and running with your own environmental podcast. Students will focus in detail on how to plan and implement a podcast on a subject of choice.
WATER INNOVATION LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This year-long, cohort-based program is designed for emerging leaders in small- or mid-sized city/municipal water services management. Through transformative leadership training, the program will empower rising water utility leaders to embrace new practices and implement innovative, equitable solutions to water infrastructure challenges, particularly in circumstances of change.
February 16, 2021 – February 13, 2022
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS CERTIFICATE ELECTIVES AT THE CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES*
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offers a range of Continuing Education courses on video production and editing, as well as other media and the philosophical approaches to documentary. These courses are designed to help participants explore concepts in documentary arts and apply them to their own work. When applied to an environmental project, these courses may be used to fulfill 1 elective requirement for the Certificate in Environmental Communications.
Offered throughout the year
Past Trainings and Workshops
TIMBERLAND INVESTMENTS FOR PROFESSIONALS
This in-person short course provides a practical foundation for timberland-investment professionals in developmental stages of their careers and forestry, accounting, legal, and conservation professionals who interact with them; investment analysts, portfolio managers, financial planners, and trust officers who make decisions regarding timberland assets; and public-policy officials who desire to better understand institutional timberland managers.
Next course dates TBA
CONSERVATION FINANCE BOOT CAMP
Hosted by the Nicholas School of the Environment in 2016 and 2017. Since 2007, the Conservation Finance Boot Camp has helped increase the ability of land and resource conservation professionals to apply innovative financing strategies to their work. Course sessions feature interactive presentations from national conservation finance experts along with supplementary exercises guided by knowledgeable core faculty. The emphasis of the course is on hands-on tools and lessons from relevant case studies.
ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT FOR CONSERVATION PROJECTS
In recent years, there has been great convergence among conservation organizations in thinking about how best to plan and implement conservation actions. The member organizations of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) have pooled their collective experience in designing, implementing and appraising their conservation projects to develop a set of project cycle or adaptive management Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation that they believe are fundamental to effective conservation.
Available as a custom course for your group or project. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SPATIAL MODELS FOR DISTANCE SAMPLING DATA
Offered in 2015 at the Nicholas School of the Environment in collaboration with the University of St Andrews. This workshop addresses spatial modelling methods for distance sampling line transect data. The course is intended for graduate students/postdocs/faculty in applied ecology, government/industry scientists and wildlife managers interested in developing spatially explicit models of abundance.
Available as a custom course for your group or project. Please contact email@example.com for more information.