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Shah, Alexandra; Parsons, E. C. M. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
The UN declared 2010 the "International Year of Biodiversity" (IYB). A survey was undertaken at the end of this year in the Washington D.C. metro area (n = 180). Thirty-eight point nine percent of the participants had not heard of the term "biodiversity". Only 36.7% could correctly define "biodiversity". Almost no one…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Biodiversity, Wildlife, Ecology
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Abiolu, Oluremi Adenike – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
This study explored environmental knowledge and behavior of 350 Nigerian youth using data from a randomly administered test. Results indicated respondents had general environmental knowledge (68%), which they accessed mainly from electronic media sources. Significant differences in their environmental knowledge were in relation to subject…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Electronic Publishing
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Kelly, Miriah Russo – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
Local communities are increasingly becoming concerned about what to do about changing climatic conditions and they want to know more about how to best work together to address complicated socioecological issues. This paper addresses this need by presenting findings from four exploratory case studies (two in Maine and two in Oregon). The…
Descriptors: Climate, Adjustment (to Environment), Community Involvement, Community Action
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Christodoulou, Anthi; Korfiatis, Konstantinos – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
We have studied elementary school children's interest in the various activities and tasks of a school garden project, the reasons for that interest, and its possible correlation with environmental motivation and intention for environmental action. The theories of motivation, and especially the Self-Determination Theory, were used as the…
Descriptors: Gardening, School Activities, Student Interests, Elementary School Students
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Veisi, Hadi; Lacy, Michael; Mafakheri, Salah; Razaghi, Fatemeh – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
As a reflective activity at niche scale in transition management for system-wide changes in universities for sustainable societies, this study aimed to evaluate student environmental literacy (EL) and assess the effects of sociodemographic variables on the level of EL among students at Shahid Beheshti University in Iran. A total of 1,068 students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Universities
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McCabe, Sharon; Nekaris, K. A. I. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
Education plays an important role in developing positive conservation behavior in future generations. We promote the use of subtle anthropomorphism within a children's storybook as an effective method of increasing ecological knowledge of a target primate species. We delivered an education programme to 170 children in Indonesia from wherein we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Conservation Education, Ecology
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Monroe, Martha C.; Oxarart, Annie; Walkingstick, Tamara – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
Conducting a climate change presentation or workshop can be uncomfortable for adult educators because they do not want to alienate audiences or diminish their credibility among those who doubt climate change is a problem. Trust in the speaker is a key element for successful communication, and perhaps essential when conveying information about a…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Workshops, Adult Education
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Morales, Nia; Jacobson, Susan K. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
We assessed influences of conservation and natural resource (CNR) internships on minority students' perceptions of self-efficacy and CNR career goals and expectations, based on social cognitive career theory. We conducted six focus groups using Q methodology, surveyed 134 students, and followed up with 23 alumni and a control group of 11…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Self Efficacy, Internship Programs, Outcomes of Education
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Bonnell, Kory J.; Hargiss, Christina L. M.; Norland, Jack E. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
The purpose of this study was to assess high school students' perceptions of nature and the amount of time they spend outdoors. More than 200 tenth graders from different demographic locations in Minnesota, USA were surveyed to understand their perceptions of nature, their attitude towards it, as well as to gauge what activities students were…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 10, Natural Resources
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Horsley, Sarah; Green, Gary T. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
We developed a survey to measure education program participants' perceptions of snakes. This survey was created from new and existing items, pilot tested, and edited to final items representing attitude and behavior dimensions. We implemented the final survey as pre- and posttest among participants of snake education programs in Athens, Georgia…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Wildlife, Animals, Zoology
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Mullens, Ashley W.; Cater, Melissa – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
This study describes the development and initial validation of a tool to measure teachers' beliefs about environmental education (EE), beliefs about their own self-efficacy in teaching EE in their classroom, beliefs about the support they receive to teach EE in their classroom, motivators of their decision to teach EE in their classroom, and…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Glaab, Sabine; Heyne, Thomas – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
We evaluated environmental values of primary school children during a one-day program at a wildlife park and compared the outcomes concerning two different forms of instruction (teacher-centered, student-centered) as well as two different surroundings of learning settings (wildlife park, school) while observing state emotions. A total of 441…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Wildlife
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Fleming, Paul; Fletcher, Richard; Fleming, Margaret; MacGarry, Ann; McCahon, Debs – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
The findings of "Face your elephant," a peer led youth engagement project, are presented. It has been operating for over 10 years and has engaged with over 10,000 festival-goers at 15 festivals, trained over 100 peer educators in science communication and public engagement skills and helped to change power supply practices of festival…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Music, Foreign Countries, Youth Programs
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Krebs-Moberg, Julia; Ormsby, Alison – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
Many counties of Western North Carolina have high levels of food insecurity that may be addressed by training communities to grow, prepare, and preserve their own food. A curriculum was developed and tested in 2016 at a Section 8 housing development in Polk County, NC. Research investigated successful community agriculture projects and assessed…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Food, Hunger, Gardening
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Carvalho, Sara Costa; Meira Cartea, Pablo Ángel; Pazos, Araceli Serantes; Azeiteiro, Ulisses Miranda – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
Local institutions can be effective tools in engaging environmental education. Especially, Environmental Education Facilities/Centres (EFF) have a high degree of relevance in the Eixo Atlântico Region (Galicia, Spain and North of Portugal). This study investigates the EEF's capacity to improve social involvement and impact. A multiple case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Environmental Education, Community Involvement
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