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Date of Award

Spring 2017

Document Type

Masters Field Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Environmental Studies

First Advisor

Stanger, Nicholas

Second Advisor

Darby, Kate J.


This project explores experiential, place-based, sustainable-design education on a higher-ed campus farm. It includes program development concepts as well as curriculum development for hands-on teaching of agroecology, ecological design and permaculture. The focus is the application of sustainable systems thinking to the educational farm environment to facilitate meaningful connections between theory and practice as well as between the student and their immediate environment.

The .PDF document outlines a 3-year process of developing the teaching potential of Western Washington University's Outback Farm. This includes personal reflection on administrative tasks, teaching experiences and discourse in environmental education. Much of the work draws on the authors personal experiences working within the University to develop the site and associated programming. This was all conducted in the partial completion of a Master's in Environmental Education.





Western Washington University

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Subject – LCSH

Outdoor education--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Sustainable agriculture--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Experiential learning--Curricula; Curriculum planning

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)




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