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ERIC Number: EJ824854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
An Environmental Town Meeting: Balancing Environmental Decisions and Real-Life Issues
Bovitz, Laura
Science Scope, v32 n4 p32-36 Dec 2008
In order to help middle school students understand the many aspects that go into making decisions about environmental issues and concerns, as well as identifying the players involved in these decisions, an environmental town meeting activity was developed by the author. It includes opportunities to learn how the viewpoints of environmental professionals, community stakeholders, and community decision makers are important in making decisions that will affect a community's environment. This activity allows students to combine learning about environmental issues in their community with learning about local governmental processes and civic engagement. (Contains 2 figures and 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A