Virginia Council on Economic Education
 
 
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Come learn about environmental issues and economic concepts while enjoying a beautiful setting in Irvington, Virginia, March 15-18, 2014.  The resort is tucked away on a private, lush peninsula in Virginia's Northern Neck, bound by the Chesapeake Bay to the east, the Potomac River to the north, and the Rappahannock River to the south. The Tides Inn sits on a bluff overlooking Carters Creek in charming Lancaster County.

Middle and high school teachers will learn how to use economic principles to analyze environmental issues and examine how a rational, economic approach to the environment helps students understand the complexity of these issues.  Workshop facilitators demonstrate lesson plans and lead intellectually stimulating sessions.  The program includes a field trip.

Key topics covered in the Institute include:  marginal decision-making; scarcity; opportunity costs; incentives and the role of profit; markets and prices; externalities and property rights; and tragedy of the commons.


As noted in the application, hotel cost and some meals are covered for participants. Space is limited, and the deadline for registration is February 7, 2014A $50 registration fee is required. A copy of the application is attached here

Participants can earn 23 credits for relicensure.  Two college credits are also available if the participant pays the $204 tuition fee. 

If you have any questions, please contact Don Fell, FTE Program Director, email: Don.Fell@verizon.net or contact Page Ritter at VCEE 804-828-1627 or fpritter@vcu.edu.

 

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