ERIC Number: ED506238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul-24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Environmental Education in the Galapagos: Where Do We Go From Here?
Stepath, Carl M.
Our future leaders' environmental understanding improves their resource management skills and decision-making capacity. Community awareness and "hands-on" involvement preserves bio-diversity and addresses human impacts. This report discusses the importance of environmental education, and effective learning programs. Quality education in the school system is important, and implementation strategies in the Galapagos are discussed. I was a volunteer in the Colegio Nacional Galapagos (CNG) in 2006, and will address: (1) Increasing natural process understanding to promote more conservation based lifestyles. (2) Conservation understanding, participation, and collaboration to strengthen social organizations and encourage integration and participation in regional conservation programs. (3) Environmental education in the formal education system to change awareness, attitudes, and beneficial actions to promote sustainable fishing practices with and for Galapagenos. Enforcement and scientific research are important, but do not change peoples' political will-- this is done by working developing new visions for the future. [Published in: Wolff, M and Gardener, M. (Eds.)(2009) "Proceedings of the Galapagos Science Symposium 2009," Galapagos Islands, 20-24 July 2009. Galapagos: Charles Darwin Foundation, p. 149-151.]
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Biodiversity, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Implementation, Conservation Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Principles
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador