ERIC Number: ED134469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Education and Wildlife Conservation.
Definitions of environmental education normally include a number of common elements. First is a hard core of ecological content. Second, a recognition of worldwide problems of crisis proportions. Third, a component of conscience, of a value system. Fourth, a commitment to private and public action. The whole is focused on a comprehensive rather than a compartmentalized approach to change in people-land relations, typically with a strong element of wildlife conservation. The environmental education ecosystem today has five principal elements: the mass communication media, government instrumentalities, eco-action organizations, industry and labor, and educational institutions. The evolution of environmental education is traced and the five elements of today's environmental education ecosystem are analyzed. The relationship of wildlife conservation to environmental education is discussed. The roles of both for developing public commitment and action regarding a national program of resource management and environmental responsibility are discussed. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the National Symposium on Wildlife in America (Washington, D.C., September 29-October 1, 1976); Contains occasional light and broken type