Ecosystem Restoration Design

Welcome to the Ecosystem Restoration Design online course, a collaborative initiative by Ecosystem Restoration Communities and Gaia Education. Launched in 2020, this transformative journey has already welcomed over 500 participants eager to delve into the realms of ecological renewal. 

Course Modules:

  1. Restoring Natural Zones
  2. Restoring Agricultural Zones
  3. Restoring Urban Ecosystems

Embark on this educational journey, where each module propels you closer to becoming a champion of ecosystem restoration. Join us in this impactful course and contribute to the collective effort of creating a more sustainable and harmonious world.

The course is thoughtfully divided into five modules, each offering a unique perspective on ecosystem restoration. Participants are encouraged to choose at least one from the first three modules and continue with modules 4 and 5 to earn the full certificate. Please note that registrations for modules 4 and 5 are only accepted upon successful completion of one of the initial three modules. The course is designed to be facilitated, with each module building upon the knowledge gained in the preceding ones.

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  • List several causes of degradation (social, political, economic, ecological) to various ecosystems in multiple biomes around the world
  • Describe specifically how these causes of degradation arise
  • Explain techniques for restoring different ecosystems in different biomes
  • Analyse why the restoration of ecosystems is not happening at the speed and scale needed, relative to their context
  • Evaluate ideas for how to overcome these barriers
  • Develop a basic restoration plan to restore an ecosystem close to your heart/home and understand environmental sustainability management
  • Design with Nature!


Modules can be taken individually or as a bundle. To be part of Module 5 (Design Integration) and receive a certificate, you must take a combination of any modules from 1-3, plus module 4 and then module 5.

Modules dates:

  • Module 1: February 10, 2024
  • Module 2: April 13, 2024
  • Module 3: June 15th, 2024
  • Module 4: August 17th, 2024
  • Module 5: October 12th, 2024

Examples of combinations for certification: 

  • Modules 1, 4 and 5 (specializes in natural zones)
  • Modules 2, 4 and 5 (specializes in agricultural zones)
  • Modules 3, 4 and 5 (specializes in urban ecosystems)
  • Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (full certificate for all the zones)

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  • Full Course -  All modules from 1-5: £865
  • Modules 1, 4 and 5: £570
  • Modules 2, 4 and 5: £570
  • Modules 3, 4 and 5: £570

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