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Ballard, Heidi L.; Evans, Emily; Sturtevant, Victoria E.; Jakes, Pamela – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Many environmental education programs in the United States educate youth about the prevention of wildfire and its role in ecosystems. We reviewed 50 wildfire education programs for youth (WEY) in the U.S. through an Internet search and interviews with program providers. We investigated whether they reflect current wildfire science, environmental…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Environmental Education, Prevention, Ecology
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Strife, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Recently the environmental movement has seen much success and progress under a newly-framed green paradigm. Yet, despite the proliferation of national attention to, and public interest in, the go-green mentality, environmental education still seems to be stuck within the old environmental paradigm. This critical essay shares lessons that…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Models, Environmental Education
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Covitt, Beth A.; Gunckel, Kristin L.; Anderson, Charles W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
The authors developed a framework of empirically grounded curricular goals for water-science literacy and documented the challenges that students face in achieving these goals. Water-related environmental science literacy requires an understanding of connected natural and human-engineered systems at multiple scales ranging from atomic-molecular…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Water, Environmental Education, Physical Environment
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Zak, Kevin M.; Munson, Bruce H. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Classroom teachers serve a critical role in developing environmentally literate citizens. In this study, the authors assessed K-8 preservice teachers' understanding of basic ecological concepts. Participants (N = 56) constructed concept maps describing the inter-relationships among 16 ecological concepts. The authors analyzed the concept maps to…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Preservice Teachers, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Johnson-Pynn, Julie S.; Johnson, Laura R. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Environmental education (EE) programs that include service-learning components have great potential to positively impact East African youth, their communities, and their ecology. This exploratory study describes 2 programs in East Africa, The Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots (R&S) and Wildlife Clubs of Uganda (WCU). The authors…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Wildlife