This course introduces students to communications for conservation and examines communications concepts and theories as they relate to conservation issues and professionals. Roles for communicators in conservation organizations are also examined. Behavior change theories and audience research and analysis, including the topic of diversity in conservation planning and management, are emphasized for achieving goals in conservation communications.
Jamie Dahl (she/her) is an instructor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and program lead for the Communications for Conservation Graduate Certificate. She is a Doctoral Candidate, in Education and Human Resources Studies at Colorado State University. Her research focus is on diversity and inclusion within the natural resource professions using an environmental justice frame. Her prior work and education experiences include forest management, volunteer management, training, extension outreach, career coaching, education, and research consulting. She has been an active member of the Society of American Foresters for over 20 years and serves as the chair of SAF’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Jamie is also an active Project Learning Tree Facilitator.