Education in the outdoors

The B.S. in Adventure-Based Environmental Education at Unity College prepares students to make a real impact in education and the environment through hands-on, experiential learning.

B.S. in Adventure-Based Environmental Education

As a student in this adventure education program, you won’t just spend time in the classroom learning about outdoor skills and adventures—you’ll actually get outside and gain real-world experience leading groups through the wilderness and other natural settings.

Alongside technical knowledge, you’ll learn pedagogy and classroom-management techniques to help you make change as a skilled educator in the classroom. You’ll also learn all about the scientific concepts integral to environmental adventure education and innovative thinking.

Adventure education requires a big “classroom” with active outdoor learning. If you seek a career in outdoor, recreational, environmental, or experiential education, grab your gear and join us for an adventure.

Adventure-Based Environmental Education Program Highlights

What You Will Study

In addition to liberal arts foundation courses from our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, you will study group development and safe field instruction, as well as explore how to use adventure activities such as backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing to make environmental learning both an adventure and a tool for instruction.

At Unity, you will explore, plan, practice, and promote action-oriented programs that reshape learning to inspire your future students.


Careers in Adventure Based Environmental Education

As a graduate of our Adventure Based Environmental Education program, you’ll have a variety of career choices available to you, including:

  • Educator in schools, nature centers, museums, camps, and more
  • Expedition guide through wilderness settings
  • Wilderness therapy and advocacy professional
  • Outdoor adventure travel professional

Discover the many ways Unity College Career Services can help you reach your career goals.

Our Expert Faculty

Our accomplished faculty are dedicated to helping you drive real change through leading-edge knowledge and expertise.

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To learn more about our academic programs and discuss your areas of interest, contact Unity College Admissions. We look forward to hearing from you!