ERIC Number: EJ1061822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Hunting for Ecological Learning
Pontius, Joel B.; Greenwood, David A.; Ryan, Jessica L.; Greenwood, Eli A.
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v18 p80-95 2013
Considering (a) the many potential connections between hunting, culture, and environmental thought, (b) how much hunters have contributed to the conservation movement and to the protection of a viable land base, and (c) renewed interest in hunting as part of the wider movement toward eating local, non-industrialized food, we seek to bring hunting out of the margins and into a more visible role as a legitimate focus for environmental learning. To dig beneath the sometimes dismissive stereotypes that often marginalize hunters and hunting, and to explore hunting as a practice of ecological learning, we went straight to the source--we went hunting. Through narrative inquiry, this paper explores the ecological learning experienced in the context of a weeklong pronghorn antelope hunt in traditional Cheyenne and Arapahoe hunting territory in central Wyoming. By juxtaposing four voices, we recreate the hunting cycle and make meaning of our experience learning about ourselves, our environment, our food, and the more-than-human world.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Ecology, Food, Inquiry, Personal Narratives, Place Based Education, Animals, Political Issues
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Wyoming