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ERIC Number: EJ887920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Aula Verde: Art as Experience in Community-Based Environmental Education
Abarca, Marco A.
New Directions for Youth Development, n125 p85-98 Spr 2010
After winning a class-action lawsuit against unconstitutional prison conditions in Puerto Rico, Marco Abarca managed to direct part of the fine monies accumulated throughout years of litigation toward an investment that would improve the living conditions in one of the largest and poorest housing projects in Puerto Rico. With the participation of parolees and probationers, he began to transform a mosquito-infested badland into a natural haven. Then, with the help of science educators, the group designed a workshop for elementary school children on urban ecology. As the participants organized, what developed was a community-based, self-employed enterprise known as Aula Verde. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico