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Ocean Conservation Behavior 

From overfishing and bycatch to ocean acidification and pollution, many of our planet’s most significant ecological challenges are driven by the destruction of ocean environments around the world. The threats to ocean health can sometimes seem insurmountable, however, strategic, effective communication methods that are grounded in behavioral science and ocean literacy have the power to influence significant, lasting change for marine conservation. In this course, students will learn about the specific actions relevant to ocean conservation from a global perspective. Participants will examine how successful ocean conservation campaigns are designed with a focus on cultural awareness, equity, and inclusivity alongside educational, social, and psychological principles to promote individual and collective action at all levels of society. Explore ocean conservation problems, behavioral interventions, and case studies, and take a critical look at new technologies being used around the world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the meaning and importance of ocean conservation and ocean literacy
  • Identify and prioritize target behaviors related to specific ocean conservation problems
  • Communicate about ocean health issues to diverse global audiences 
  • Implement behavior change strategies to promote ocean sustainability 
  • Analyze the differing approaches and benefits of civic engagement 

Course Number: ENVR-40026
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Sustainability & Behavior Change

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