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Dean, Steph N. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2021
Background: Both national park (NP) interpretation and place-based education (PBE) approach learning by applying the unique attributes of a place to facilitate meaning-making experiences within learners. Despite the similarities between these two place-centered pedagogies, there is a limited amount of collaboration between NP interpretative…
Descriptors: Parks, Environmental Interpretation, Outdoor Education, Place Based Education
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Mann, Judy Brenda; Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study investigates the impact of an innovative conservation action campaign called "Penguin Promises" implemented at uShaka Sea World in Durban, South Africa. Communication tools included interpretive signage, exhibits with and without animals, presentations, and personal interactions, along with a specially designed postcard, on…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Communication Strategies, Advocacy
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Littlejohn, Kerrie; Needham, Mark D.; Szuster, Brian W.; Jordan, Evan J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article examines environmental education by focusing on recreationist expectations for interpretation on marine tours, satisfaction with this interpretation and whether expectations were met, and how these perceptions correlate with components of the norm activation model. Recreationists surveyed before and after tours to Molokini, Hawaii (n…
Descriptors: Expectation, Field Trips, Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation
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Powell, Robert B.; Vezeau, Susan Lynn; Stern, Marc J.; Moore, DeWayne D.; Wright, Brett A. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Understanding the development of pro-environmental behavioral intentions and behaviors remains one of the greatest challenges for environmental educators worldwide. Using the Elaboration Likelihood Model as a theoretical foundation, we developed surveys to evaluate the influence of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Junior Ranger program on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Parks, Youth, Residential Programs
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Li, Zongchao; Garrison, Bruce; Ullmann, Steven G.; Kirkpatrick, Barbara; Fleming, Lora E.; Hoagland, Porter – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2015
This study investigated newspaper coverage of Florida red tide blooms in four metropolitan areas of Southwest Florida during a 25-year period, 1987-2012. We focused on how journalists framed red tide stories with respect to environmental risk, health risk, and economic risk. We determined risk to be a key factor in this news coverage, being an…
Descriptors: Newspapers, Current Events, Risk, News Reporting
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Magney, Troy; Eitel, Karla; Eitel, Jan; Jansen, Vincent; Schon, Jenny; Rittenburg, Rebecca; Vierling, Lee – Science Teacher, 2013
Many students probably take pictures daily. Whether snapshots of their friends at a Justin Bieber concert or of their latest skateboard trick, these images document changes in a student's life. Digital cameras can do more, however, than record memories to post on Facebook. They can also help students examine changes in their environment. This…
Descriptors: Photography, Handheld Devices, Environmental Interpretation, Plants (Botany)
Howard, Ryan – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2012
This short discussion explores the relevance and importance of place in adventure recreation and has evolved in part from an effort to understand the overwhelming influence of places on his own adventure experiences. While there is a depth of research and writing on both place and sense of place, this article highlights some practical notions that…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Cultural Relevance, Program Descriptions, Place Based Education
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Thompson, Wiley C. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Field trips have long been a part of school activities, learning, and curriculum. The application of interpretive techniques or the interpretive approach can further enhance learning and retention in outside the classroom opportunities. This is especially true when exploring geographic or geologic concepts. This article explores the concept of…
Descriptors: Field Trips, School Activities, Environmental Interpretation, Geography
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Cincera, Jan; Johnson, Bruce; Kovacikova, Silvia – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2015
The article introduces a Czech environmental education middle school program focused on helping students develop place attachment to their community and on increasing their interest in natural area in their region. The evaluation applied a mixed approach combining pretesting/posttesting of the students (N = 158), two group interviews with selected…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Middle School Students, Mixed Methods Research
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Robeck, Edward – Science Scope, 2011
The Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010, and the subsequent release of oil into the Gulf of Mexico created an ecological disaster of immense proportions. The estimates of the amounts of oil, whether for the amount released per day or the total amount of oil disgorged from the well, call on numbers so large they defy the capacity of most…
Descriptors: Fuels, Systems Approach, Cognitive Mapping, Science Activities
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Rosteck, Thomas; Frentz, Thomas S. – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2009
Contesting interpretations of "An Inconvenient Truth" that treat it as political jeremiad, autobiography, or science documentary, we contextualize the film within Joseph Campbell's monomyth and argue that its rhetorical efficacy arises in part because Al Gore's personal transformation animates the documentary footage with jeremiad advocacy. In…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation, Documentaries
Malamud, Randy – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
In this article, the author reports how today's environmental film festivals feature a new breed of documentary that offer nuanced narratives about intricate technologies. The author relates that the environmental films he grew up with sedately depicted the quiet sublimity of the wilderness. Today's films, the author observes, aim far beyond a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Environmental Interpretation, Documentaries, Ecology
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Hughes, Karen; Packer, Jan; Ballantyne, Roy – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Wildlife tourism experiences are often promoted for their ability to enhance visitors' conservation knowledge, attitudes and behaviour; yet, studies exploring the long-term influence of such experiences are rare. This research explores the impact of a wildlife tourism experience and post-visit support on families' adoption of conservation…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Tourism, Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries
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McNamara, Karen Elizabeth; Prideaux, Bruce – Environmental Education Research, 2010
The northern Wet Tropics rainforest of Australia was declared a world heritage site in 1988 and now supports an extensive tourism industry that attracts an estimated 2.5 million local and international visits annually. As part of the visitor experience, many sites include both environmental and cultural interpretation experiences, which range from…
Descriptors: Tourism, Ecology, Foreign Countries, Environmental Interpretation
McCallion, Alison – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2009
In this article, the author describes how to bring Paulo Freire (or his ideas) into a learning group that visits the Botanic Gardens as part of a horticultural course and how her experiences at an art exhibition on two different occasions (both in Ireland and Sweden) impacted on her work as a teacher. As a result of working with students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Horticulture, Educational Practices, Reflection
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