The Time for Environmental Action is NOW!

Master Class Series - on hold due to Covid-19.  In place of the Master Class -          EFM is hosting Forum 2020

A remarkable experience which begins this fall 

Want to make a difference to the health of our environment? Start here with EFM Master Class. Redesigned with a focus on the climate crisis, this unique series of lectures and experiences begins by grounding you in Marin's ecology and management. Class sessions, field trips, and compelling meetings with world-class experts and advocates will change your view of the natural world and your place in it.

Once you've built your understanding of today's pressing environmental issues, we'll show you how to take action.  Mentors guide you through the process of deciding on a project and experts train you in public speaking and political action. You'll graduate from the program educated, inspired and equipped to successfully advocate and act for a healthier environment.

Ready to make a difference?      

2020 —2021 Schedule - now on hold - See Forum 2020

The class schedule consists of classes from September to April; students work on their selected projects throughout the program and graduate in May.  


Join Master Class 47 - If interested in our program, fill out the application and hold the payment

Scholarships are available. Please visit our Scholarship page for details. 

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Master Class Students Will Gain:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the root causes, and the global and cultural impacts of climate change
  • Opportunities to interact with scientists, elected policy makers, environmental advocates, and land-use and open-space planners
  • Advocacy training and coaching to speak capably at a public forum

  • Knowledge and confidence to take meaningful action in defense of the environment with a cadre of supportive partner organizations

  • The opportunity to design a mentored project of deep interest to you and your community

What do former Master Class Students say?

"It was an extraordinary class. I learned so much and look forward to continuing my education and involvement with these important environmental issues."  Julie Munro - April 2020

"The last seven months have transformed me, as I'm sure they have others. Finally, I have joined a community that cares passionately, as I do, about the environment: this alone has released me from isolation and lonely despair regarding what to do for the planet. Now I have the confidence to take my Master Class project out into the world and gift whoever is interested - teachers, children, classrooms, museums, centers, academies, libraries, institutions! I have something tangible to offer others who want to overcome the plastic scourge and now have a practical demonstration of how it can be achieved. Yay! I'm ready to advocate."  Jean Fraschina - April 2020 

"The Marin Environmental Forum Master Class has helped me to become an environmental leader in my community. Since graduating  I have been a guest speaker for the Marin Conservation League, I was asked to join the Climate Emergency Resolution committee and appointed to the Novato Planning Commissioner. I encourage anyone who is interested in the environment to take this course." Rachel Farac - August 2020

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