Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Learn about critical environmental health issues, methods to support environmental stewardship efforts, and lobby for pro-environment policies.

Course Details

Wednesdays: Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Feb. 21
Field Experience on Saturday, February 17

Why Take This Course?

This course examines concepts and theories relevant to environmental stewardship. Environmental stewardship is defined as the responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. Learn about critical environmental health issues, methods to support environmental stewardship efforts, and lobby for pro-environment policies.

Dr. Laura Anderko, PhD RN holds the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies and serves as Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (Region 3’s Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit). She earned her BS in Nursing and PhD in public health from the University of Illinois, and her master’s in community health nursing at Northern Illinois University. She is a scholar and educator in the fields of epidemiology, public health and environmental health.

Dr. Anderko serves as co-chair of the National Environmental Health Partnership Council for APHA, member of Project TENDR (Targeting Environment and NeuroDevelopmental Risks), President of the Fairfax Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, and co-chair of the Research Workgroup for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. She is a former member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s federal advisory committees: the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, the National Drinking Water Advisory Committee, and the National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee’s Research Workgroup. Dr. Anderko has published extensively in the area of public health impacts from environmental exposures. In July 2013, Dr. Anderko was honored by the White House for her work in climate change and public health.

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