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Russ, Alex; Peters, Scott J.; Krasny, Marianne E.; Stedman, Richard C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Urban environmental education helps students to recognize ecological features and practices of cities. To understand the value and practice of developing such ecological place meaning, we conducted narrative research with educators and students in urban environmental education programs in the Bronx, New York City. Narratives showed that educators…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Environmental Education, Ecological Factors, Place Based Education
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DeWaters, Jan; Powers, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Energy literacy is a broad term encompassing content knowledge as well as a citizenship understanding of energy that includes affective and behavioral aspects. This article presents explicit criteria that will serve as a foundation for developing measurable objectives for energy literacy in three dimensions: cognitive (knowledge, cognitive…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy, Energy Education, Critical Literacy
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Schusler, Tania M.; Krasny, Marianne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
This study explored the practices of teachers, nonformal science educators, community organizers, youth program managers, and other educators facilitating youth participation in local environmental action, as well as the experiences of some of the youth involved. We conducted narrative interviews with 33 educators facilitating youth environmental…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Environmental Education, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Morgan, Susan Conlon; Hamilton, Susan L.; Bentley, Michael L.; Myrie, Sharon – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Project Green Reach (PGR) is a children's program that has offered garden-based youth education since 1990. PGR focuses on Grade K-8 students and teachers from local Title I schools who work in teams on garden and science projects. In this exploratory study, the authors used field observations, document analysis, and past…
Descriptors: Science Projects, Environmental Education, Program Effectiveness, Botany
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Hausbeck, Kathryn Wald; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
An assessment of eleventh graders (n= 3,200) in New York State reveals low scores on environmental knowledge and higher scores on environmental awareness and environmental concern. Includes policy suggestions for improved environmental education at the secondary school level within New York State and the United States. (26 references) (Author/MCO)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Environmental Education, Policy, Questionnaires
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McKenna, Harold J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1971
City College of New York experiments with a course in human ecology, considering political, economic, social, psychological, and scientific implications of man's role in the environment. Current issues, problem research, and action projects are used in the three-part interdisciplinary approach. (BL)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Ecology, Environment, Graduate Study
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Melville, James; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1971
Use of continuous flow analysis (CFA) in environmental education programs at Mercy College, New York is reported. Undergraduate courses, in-service teacher training programs, and cooperative high school experiences employing this approach provide students with improved data acquisition and analysis systems. (BL)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Programs, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Kaskoun, Richard W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1971
Utilizing snowshoes, students in Project R.A.C.E. (Regional Approach on Conservation in Education) have continued their out-of-door activities and environmental studies throughout the winter. Initiation and development of the program are explained. (BL)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Innovation
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Mason, H. J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1971
Descriptors: Course Organization, Ecology, Educational Programs, Environmental Education
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Tewksbury, Susan; Harris, Glen – Journal of Environmental Education, 1982
Evaluated effectiveness of environmental education (EE) in northern New York public schools, determining the extent of EE curriculum/instruction, ascertaining problems previously reported in the literature as hindering implementation of EE, and examining relationships between EE and environmental knowledge of fifth-graders and relationships…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Grade 5