ERIC Number: ED415096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Making Biodiversity Conservation Happen: The Role of Environmental Education and Communication. A GreenCOM Discussion Paper.
This discussion paper is intended for policy makers, program managers, technical specialists, and others seeking new tools and ideas with which to achieve environmentally sustainable development. Effective techniques from the field of environmental education and communication (EE&C) that can help biodiversity conservationists and program managers are demonstrated. The first section, entitled "A Conversation about Protecting Biodiversity," describes the need for increased public awareness and action at a time when few people understand biodiversity and why it should matter to them. The next section, "How EE&C Can Help," delves further into the specifics of how EE&C can help achieve biodiversity objectives and establishes basic parameters for EE&C. Case studies are then presented to illustrate how successful programs combine formal activities with programs through nonformal settings and informal channels. A robust EE&C strategy consists of assessment and research, planning, pretesting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. The third section, "Measures of Success," suggests how EE&C strategies that focus on knowledge, attitudes, and practices can contribute to meeting biodiversity indicators. Finally, "Parting Thoughts" discusses the contribution of technological advances to the field of biodiversity conservation. (PVD)
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Consciousness Raising, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Science Education, Sustainable Development, Technological Advancement
Academy for Educational Development, 1255 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.