PKM260 Planning Environmental Education and Interpretation (8)

What is the best way to get your message across to your visitors? This subject at the important role of communication planning and in particular environmental education and interpretation in environmental management and ecotourism operations. The subject looks at the theory and practice of public communication planning for government agencies and ecotourism operations. The main issues covered include identification of the audience, the use of media, the preparation of an interpretation plan, and the use of different media. The subject has no residential school. On completion, student will be apply their knowledge and initiative to plan and design interpretive and environmental education materials in a range of contexts.


Session 1 (30)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PKM260. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have an understanding of the principles of good public environmental communication
  • have an understanding the role of communication and environmental education in raising awareness, and changing attitudes and behaviour
  • have a critical understanding the role of interpretation and environmental education in conservation and ecotourism
  • the ability to apply their knowledge and initiative to plan and design interpretive and environmental education materials in a range of contexts


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Communication strategies
  • Planning for environmental education and interpretation
  • Aims and objectives
  • Target audience
  • Themes
  • Media
  • Delivery
  • Evaluation

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PKM260 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Interpretive plan

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.