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Bruni, Coral M.; Winter, Patricia L.; Schultz, P. Wesley; Omoto, Allen M.; Tabanico, Jennifer J. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
People in industrialized countries may be losing their connection with nature. The Get to Know Program (Get to Know) is a multi-faceted program aimed at encouraging direct connection with nature through a variety of activities (observations of wildlife, hiking, creative arts, and special events), specifically among youth. Three studies assessed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Youth Programs
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Viteri, Fátima; Clarebout, Geraldine; Crauwels, Marion – Environmental Education Research, 2013
While key conceptions and the status of environmental education (EE) have been reported at various international, regional, national and local levels, those in play in the schools of Quito (Ecuador) are still relatively unknown. Of particular interest to this study are private schools: they are considerable in number in Ecuador and elsewhere, yet…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Private Schools, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Kalvaitis, Darius; Monhardt, Rebecca M. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
How do young children portray and describe their relationships with nature? In what ways do young children's relationships with nature vary by grade level? These two research questions guided this phenomenographic study, which investigated developmental differences in children's relationships with nature. A total of 176 children, aged 6-11, from…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Environmental Education, Young Children, Content Analysis
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Wason-Ellam, Linda – Environmental Education Research, 2010
Globalization makes living in the world more complex. Many children live as social cyborgs attached to the digital spaces of the virtual play worlds of television, video and computer games rather than connected to their own local places. The impact of this change may well be that children lack acquaintance with their local places and may never…
Descriptors: Education, Environmental Education, Picture Books, Childrens Literature
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Tali Tal, Revital – Environmental Education Research, 2004
A case study of school-community collaboration in an elementary community school in Israel follows up an environmental education (EE) school-based curriculum that involves the parents and community members in various indoors and outdoors activities. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach. In these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School Community Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation