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Outstanding environmental education programs in North America

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dc.contributor.author Ravensbergen, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-24T16:23:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-24T16:23:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42359
dc.description.abstract I. Introduction: the importance of environmental education The growing importance of environmental education today is evident in the increase and wide range of programs available from the pre-school to the university level, in a wide variety of forms (Palmer, 1998). This expansion is set against a backdrop of increasingly complex and intertwined environmental, social, and economic issues that societies currently face. Proponents of environmental education (in the broadest sense of the word) see learning by exposure to the ‘natural’ world as a vehicle to facilitate an integrated understanding of the complexities, but also the beauty of, interactions between humans and other species within the biosphere (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2010). In this way, environmental education is coming to be seen as an investment in healthy, critically-thinking generations of children with a strong connection to their environment, an investment that is crucial to the future of the planet (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2010). en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartof GEOG 419: Research in Environmental Geography en
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia. Research in Environmental Geography. Project Conclusion Reports, 2012 en
dc.title Outstanding environmental education programs in North America en
dc.type Text en
dc.description.affiliation Arts, Faculty of en
dc.description.affiliation Geography, Department of en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
dc.description.scholarlevel Undergraduate en

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