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Sharp, Ryan L.; Cleckner, Lisa B.; DePillo, Sarah – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) present a great challenge to ecosystems around the globe, and controlling AIS becomes increasingly difficult when the potential vectors are related to recreational activities. An approach combining education and outreach efforts to control AIS may be the best course of action. A survey was designed to measure public…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Aquatic Sports, Environmental Education, Surveys
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Li, Yue; Krasny, Marianne; Russ, Alex – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Online courses play an increasing role in professional development of environmental educators, yet little information is available on the interactive processes involved in online learning. We examined the relationship of three types of interactions in an urban environmental education online course--participant-participant, participant-instructor,…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Environmental Education, Online Courses, Learning Motivation
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Krasny, Marianne E.; Kalbacker, Leigh; Stedman, Richard C.; Russ, Alex – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Although critiqued for circular reasoning and lack of definitional and analytic clarity, social capital has garnered widespread interest in two areas relevant to environmental education (EE): the impact of family and community-level social capital on positive youth development and of community-level social capital in fostering collective action to…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Environmental Education, Guidelines, Family Role
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Fraser, John; Gupta, Rupanwita; Krasny, Marianne E. – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Since the 1980s, scholars have suggested that environmental education (EE) has a "definitional problem" represented by a multiplicity of perspectives that have critically impacted its discourse, practices, and outcomes. This study sought to investigate how North American EE practitioners from backgrounds ranging from formal and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Areas, Conservation (Environment)
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Weissman, Evan – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Driven by social and environmental criticism of the neoliberalization of agro-food systems, urban agriculture today enjoys renewed interest throughout the United States as a primary space to engage the politics of food. Using Brooklyn, New York as a case study, I employ mixed qualitative methods to investigate the contradictions that arise in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Neoliberalism, Urban Youth, Youth Programs
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Shava, Soul; Krasny, Marianne E.; Tidball, Keith G.; Zazu, Cryton – Environmental Education Research, 2010
In light of globalising trends toward urbanisation and resettlement, we explore how agricultural knowledges may be adapted and applied among relocated people. Although indigenous and related forms of practice-based knowledge may be temporarily lost as people adopt commercial agricultural practices and switch to non-agricultural livelihoods, they…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Agriculture, Global Education
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Tidball, Keith G.; Krasny, Marianne E.; Svendsen, Erika; Campbell, Lindsay; Helphand, Kenneth – Environmental Education Research, 2010
In this contribution, we propose and explore the following hypothesis: civic ecology practices, including urban community forestry, community gardening, and other self-organized forms of stewardship of green spaces in cities, are manifestations of how memories of the role of greening in healing can be instrumentalized through social learning to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Socialization, School Community Relationship, Forestry
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Krasny, Marianne E.; Tidball, Keith G. – Environmental Education Research, 2009
A growing body of literature on community gardening, watershed restoration, and similar "civic ecology" practices suggests avenues for integrating social and ecological outcomes in urban natural resources management. In this paper, we argue that an environmental education programme in which learning is situated in civic ecology practices…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Education, Citizenship Education, Educational Objectives