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Hutson, Garrett; Howard, Ryan – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2018
This project provided baseline risk communication practices to the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) for its consideration in developing new policies and management direction for outdoor recreation. This essay provides a summary of the project with a discussion of the practice recommendations. The CWS manages 54 National Wildlife Areas and 92…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recreational Facilities, Outdoor Education, Risk
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Lawhon, Ben; Taff, B. Derrick; Newman, Peter; Vagias, Wade M.; Miller, Zachary D. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
This study examined frontcountry state park visitors' attitudes toward and support for common Leave No Trace practices. Understanding state park visitors' attitudes toward Leave No Trace practices and support of the program can inform the development of effective educational communication strategies and specific messaging, for park and protected…
Descriptors: Parks, Conservation (Environment), Communication Strategies, Recreational Activities
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Valenti, Mayla Willik; de Oliveira, Haydée Torres; Logarezzi, Amadeu José Montagnini – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study addresses the limitations and potential for the development of an adult environmental education program in two protected areas in Brazil. The investigation was based on critical communicative methodology and involved 25 people variously related to puma conservation and environmental education. We found that the staff of protected areas…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Scientists, Foreign Countries, Adult Education
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Belkayali, Nur; Güloglu, Yavuz – International Journal of Modern Education Studies, 2018
Urban historical environments are one of the most prominent and effective ones of some components to whom citizens can consubstantiate themselves to cities, and give identity to them and time perspective to living spaces of the cities. These areas are not only the histories of a society but also its memory, culture and even future. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Historic Sites, Urban Areas, Preservation, Foreign Countries
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Thieme, Alison; Glennie, Erin; Oddo, Perry; McCartney, Sean; Ruid, Madeline; Anand, Anupam – American Journal of Evaluation, 2022
Deforestation is an environmental stressor that dramatically threatens biodiversity while having adverse, deep-rooted, socioeconomic impacts. Interventions to address deforestation require considerable long-term investments; therefore, assessing their impact is crucial. The UN Convention on Biological Diversity encourages establishing protected…
Descriptors: Decision Support Systems, Forestry, Outcome Measures, Conservation (Environment)
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Moyo, Inocent; Cele, Hlengiwe Marvelous Sweetness – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The paper aims to advocate for innovative approaches in terms of the involvement of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the conservation of the environment, which fully considers and includes the developmental needs of indigenous communities while at the same time protecting the environment. Design/methodology/approach: Using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Conservation (Environment), Indigenous Populations
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Zajchowski, Chris A. B.; Riley, Michael J.; Meerts-Brandsma, Lisa – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2021
We assessed the efficacy of the educational simulation Quagmire to deliver curriculum focused on park and protected area management in a time of record visitor use. Specifically, our study evaluated how Quagmire prepared contemporary students to maximize field-based learning during a week-long experience at Capitol Reef National Park, USA (Capitol…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Simulation
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Black, Rosemary – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2013
In most countries, protected area management agencies provide formal outdoor learning opportunities for a wide range of educational groups. For high-quality formal outdoor learning programmes that provide a range of experiences to be effectively delivered, specific resources and infrastructure are needed. Using the case study of Scottish Natural…
Descriptors: Criteria, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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De Dominicis, Stefano; Bonaiuto, Marino; Carrus, Giuseppe; Passafaro, Paola; Perucchini, Paola; Bonnes, Mirilia – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Two quasi-experimental field studies (N = 419; 248) tested the effects of an outdoor environmental education program based in local Protected Natural Areas (PNAs) on 3rd-to-6th-grade students' proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Results show the program increases children's place attachment, proenvironmental attitudes, ethics and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Intervention, Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design
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Zajchowski, Chris A. B.; Dustin, Daniel L.; Hill, Eddie L. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
Aldo Leopold is widely regarded as one of the founders of the modern field of ecology. He was also a skilled woodsman, hunter, and a proponent of personal development through time in the outdoors. In this essay, we focus on how Leopold viewed certain benefits concomitant with immersive outdoor experiences. Guided by his 1943 essay, "The…
Descriptors: Climate, Ethics, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Burnett, Edmund; Sills, Erin; Peterson, M. Nils; DePerno, Christopher – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Environmental and conservation education programs are commonly offered in the rapidly expanding network of protected areas in developing countries. There have been few evaluations of these programs and their impacts on participants. At Serra Malagueta Natural Park in Cape Verde, we assessed changes in environmental knowledge, opinions, and…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Parks, Environmental Education, Program Effectiveness
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Mifsud, Mark; Verret, Marielle – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2015
The marine environment represents a central component of Malta's local environment, and its ecosystem services play a vital role in supporting the economy as well as human well-being. Plans have been made to protect the unique ecology found within Maltese waters through the institution of five marine protected areas (MPAs). This quantitative study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marine Education, Marine Biology, Ecology
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Sukhova, Maria G.; Harms, Evgenia O.; Babin, Valery G.; Zhuravleva, Olga W.; Karanin, Andrey V. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The paper is relevant since tourism is considered as an element of sustainable development of the region, which means not only growth but also formation of a fundamentally new system of land use planning with tourism as its integrator. The purpose of the paper is development of theoretical-methodological and cartographic instruments for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Tourism, Foreign Countries, Zoning
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Grúnová, Markéta; Brandlová, Karolína; Svitálek, Jan; Hejcmanová, Pavla – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Local communities play a key role in the sustainability of any conservation program. We evaluated the impact of an environmental education program for school children in the surroundings of the Delta du Saloum Biosphere reserve (Senegal) dedicated to the conservation of African charismatic fauna with the critically endangered Western Derby eland…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Porfirio, Grasiela; Sarmento, Pedro; Fonseca, Carlos – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2014
Surveys to assess environmental knowledge are elementary tools to ensure successful environmental education. Felines are considered key components of the environment, acting as flagships for conservation. Nevertheless, they are threatened by loss of habitat, prey reductions, and poaching. In the mosaic of protected areas in the Brazilian Pantanal,…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Familiarity, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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