ERIC Number: ED384531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Urban Environmental Education. The Environmental Education Toolbox--EE Toolbox Workshop Resource Manual.
Frank, Jeffrey; Zamm, Michael
This manual is for workshop leaders who want to help educators explore the urban environment with their students and highlights key details distinguishing urban environmental education from environmental education (EE) in other settings. While the examples used emphasize formal education, this is also useful outside the classroom. The unit provides an introduction to EE and discusses student populations and where to conduct urban EE. Three alternative approaches to teaching EE in urban areas are examined. The approaches include: (1) studies of the natural environment; (2) studies of the built environment; and (3) service learning and action projects. Ideas for implementing EE appear in four program case studies and in nine activities for teacher workshops. A "Resources" section offers 29 resources for further information including educational materials, organizations, and literature appropriate for each of the three approaches. (LZ)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Natural Resources and Environment.