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Holmes, Teri S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Grand Lake O' the Cherokees in Oklahoma is one of two lakes in the State of Oklahoma that allows private ownership and development of the shoreline. This has created water quality issues attributed to phosphorus levels in effluent waste water from septic systems and municipal water treatment facilities, as well as nutrient and sediment…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Water Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Attitude Measures
Horne, Patricia Lynne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this research was to determine the nature of the relationship between urban elementary fifth graders, environmental workers, and the environment. The study examined 320 urban fifth grade elementary students' drawings of environmental scientists (DAEST) and environmental caretakers (DAECT). Additionally, semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Females, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools
Tanner, Dawn Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As the footprint of human society expands upon the earth, habitat loss and landscape fragmentation is an increasing global problem. That problem includes loss of native habitats as these areas are harvested, converted to agricultural crops, and occupied by human settlement. Roads increase human access to previously inaccessible areas, encourage…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Land Settlement, Biodiversity
Theiss, Nancy Stearns – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This historic case study addressed the issue of the lack of citizen action toward environmentally responsible behavior. Although there have been studies regarding components of environmental responsible behavior [ERB], there has been little focus on historic models of exemplary figures of ERB. This study examined one of the first conservation…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Citizen Participation, Prosocial Behavior, Ethics
Orton, Judy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The present research involved two studies that considered "ecology-centered experiences" (i.e., experiences with living things) as a factor in children's environmental attitudes and behaviors and adolescents' ecological understanding. The first study (Study 1) examined how a community garden provides children in an urban setting the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, Community Programs, Gardening