NR 569 - Conservation Communication Fundamentals

  • 2 credits
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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.

This course can be applied toward:

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Writing Science in Plain English (2013)
    Greene, Anne


Josh Zaffos
Josh Zaffos

Josh is program lead and developer for the online Graduate Certificate in Communications for Conservation. He is faculty in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Department of Journalism & Media Communication, and the Communications Specialist for the Department of Anthropology and Geography. Josh is also an environmental and science writer and journalist whose work has been published by High Country News, Audubon, Yale Environment 360, Scientific American, Slate, Wired, and many other digital and print publications.