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ERIC Number: EJ991736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Fostering "Connectedness to Nature" through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Education and Outreach Programming: A Qualitative Evaluation
Theimer, Stefan; Ernst, Julie
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v11 n2 p79-87 2012
Despite a recent increased emphasis on emotional connections to nature and their relationship to stewardship and health outcomes in the environmental education and other literature, there is a lack of understanding of what qualities of nature experiences actually influence emotional connections to nature, otherwise known as environmental sensitivity or connectedness to nature. In an effort to begin to explore this area, we conducted a qualitative study at three U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) sites with environmental education programs. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A