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Fundamentals of Environmental Economics Workshop

September 26, 2023 @ 8:30 am 3:30 pm CDT

Offered by the Foundation for Teaching Economics and the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) in partnership with the Kansas Council for Economic Education and Wichita State University Center for Economic Education

Who: High school, middle school, and upper elementary teachers and curriculum specialists. No prior economics is required.

What: A one-day program designed to help educators gain an understanding of environmental economic issues and concepts and related methodologies to engage students in group-structured classroom learning activities.

Specifics: Tuesday, September 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University

(Continental breakfast, breaks and lunch provided.)

Dress: Business casual.

Required: Participants must complete this registration form prior to September 14.

Stipend: A $200 stipend will be provided to all participants who complete the program.

Notes: A maximum of 30 teachers will be accepted on a first-come and qualified basis.

(Participants must be full-time educators during the 2023-2023 school year. No substitute teachers may register.)

Participants may (optionally) take the program for one graduate hour credit in economics from Wichita State University. (Assignment required.)


The Fundamentals of Environmental Economics program uses a non-biased approach designed to provide teachers with a dynamic way to incorporate environmental economics concepts into their classroom. The program incorporates a variety of social studies, civics, science and political science concepts in both the presentations and simulations.

Key topics / concepts:

– Economic Institutions and Foundations

– Tragedy of the Commons

– Marginal Decision Making

– Land Use

– World Fisheries

Professor: Donald G. Fell, Professor and Institute Director, Foundation for Teaching Economics

Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Marcus Welcome Center

Mike Oatman Drive
Wichita, Kansas 67260 United States
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