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Education for Action

Environmental Forum of Marin provides exceptional educational programs about environmental issues. Attend our fascinating Lecture Series, or commit to our landmark Master Class for an in-depth training on environmental advocacy.  

Lecture Series

Environmental Forum Master Class

Attending Environmental Forum's Lecture Series is a powerful way to take action towards addressing our most pressing environmental challenges. These lectures offer a dynamic look at current issues, from speakers who explain the science underlying specific topics and explore what each of us can do in response.

Lecture Series 2016 will begin in January and run through April on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Each session will inform and inspire you on topics that include, among others:

- planning for sea level rise
- restoring natural sequestration cycles
- renewable energy
- youth in environmental leadership

For more information contact our Lecture Series Director. And check back in the coming days for additional details and registration information on Lecture Series 2016, available as a series or as single lectures.

Master Class

Environmental Forum Master Class

Our intimate, comprehensive, hands-on educational experience about the environment has begun. This training focuses on Marin’s natural landscapes and the challenges they face.

Comprised of a series of field trips and classes focused on the natural world, human impact, and advocacy training, the Master Class is ideal for individuals seeking to deepen their knowledge of environmental issues, engage in environmental stewardship or enhance their environmental credentials. As a capstone, students complete a stewardship project, either individually or in teams, on a relevant topic of their choice.

This remarkable program, offered only once per year, is now full, and is off to a wonderful start.

Please consider joining us next year -
our next Master Class will begin in August 2016.

Check our website in the months ahead for details.

In the News

Carbon Farming: Climate Solutions from the Ground Up

Please join us on Wednesday, December 2, from 7-9pm, to learn the fascinating facts of carbon farming (or "sequestration") in Marin County. 

John Wick, co-founder of Marin Carbon Project, will be featured, along with moderator Larry Bragman--at First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road.

Your suggested $10 donation will include music by Firefly and refreshments. 

Join us there and come away with a deeper knowledge about local climate action measures… and armed with persuasive cocktail party conversation through the holidays!

               Carbon Farming 


Donating to the Environmental Forum is a gesture of support like no other. Whether you choose a one-time donation, annual gift, or a legacy donation, we appreciate it enormously. You might even consider donating in the form of an annual scholarship, to allow Master Class attendance to someone for whom tuition is a hardship. Please click here for details.

Membership Renewal

Renew your 2016 membership. Members receive a discount for Lecture Series attendance.

Donate to help the Environmental Forum continue to provide its great programs.



The Master Class had an incredible way of connecting so many of the dots that have to do with our environment, on both local and global levels.” Susan B., 2013


The Master Class was a life-changing experience for me, in terms of high quality environmental training. It provides excellent advocacy training and an entrée into an extraordinary network of environmental activists in Marin and beyond.” Heather F., 2007


As a Mill Valley Councilmember, I treated myself to the Master Class as a way to steep myself more deeply in the issues I care so much about.” Stephanie M.P., 2012


I really appreciated the focus on problems with a view not of placing blame, but rather directing energy toward awareness and solutions.” Asher M., 2011


I tend to get angry about what’s going on environmentally, but am reminded that people will hear me more clearly when I’m calm, measured, and loving in my lectures!” Stuart M., 2012


The speakers left me with hope and a reason for getting involved.” Carolyn S., 2006


The series continues to astonish, edify, and inspire me. I feel so blessed to have discovered EFM!” Anonymous, 2008


"The Master Class changed my life." Nancy B., 2010


Our Graduate Members in Action

Countless graduates of our Master Class become advocates for the natural world. We’re intensely proud of the projects they’re working on—they’re the reasons we continue to do what we do! Click here to see some of the exciting projects that have been completed, or are still in the works.


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