Dr. Alun Morgan is a lecturer in the Plymouth Institute of Education at the University of Plymouth in the UK. His work focuses on place-based education in the context of environmental, outdoor and sustainability education.
The University of Plymouth in the South West of England, UK, has a long standing engagement with, and international reputation in, Education for Sustainability (EFS). A particular emphasis is now being placed on the university's role as a "civic university".
This seminar will outline some of the historic and current EFS-related activity including the following:
the Centre for Sustainable Futures and its legacy;
the large-scale Natural Connections Demonstration Project;
service learning, place-based education and outdoor learning initiatives;
cross-faculty working; and
local and international collaborations.
Marine citizen science and ocean literacy are exciting recent focuses and are connected to the city's proposal to create the UK's first national urban marine park.