ERIC Number: EJ899150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Civic Ecology: Linking Social and Ecological Approaches in Extension
Krasny, Marianne E.; Tidball, Keith G.
Journal of Extension, v48 n1 Article 1IAW1 Feb 2010
Civic ecology refers to the philosophy and science of community forestry, community gardening, watershed enhancement, and other volunteer-driven restoration practices in cities and elsewhere. Such practices, although often viewed as initiatives to improve a degraded environment, also foster social attributes of resilient social-ecological systems, including volunteer engagement and social connectedness. Civic ecology education refers to the learning, as well as the social and ecosystem outcomes, that occur when young people and other novices engage alongside experienced adults in civic ecology practice. As Extension considers its role in civic ecology education, there will be opportunities for both participation and leadership.
Descriptors: Ecology, Forestry, Volunteers, Holistic Approach, Gardening, Participation, Leadership, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Communities of Practice
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