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Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques$
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Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff, and Martha C. Monroe

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567714

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567714.001.0001

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Making conservation come alive

Making conservation come alive

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(p.132) 5 Making conservation come alive
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Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques
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Susan K. Jacobson

Mallory D. McDuff (Contributor Webpage)

Martha C. Monroe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567714.003.0006

Making conservation come alive can mean discovering the natural world around us through a neighborhood scavenger hunt or researching the perspectives of an industry group for a role-play. Many of the techniques in this chapter emphasize the experiential approach to conservation education, such as hands-on activities, field trips, and wilderness skills. The aim of these techniques is to immerse the participants in exploring the outdoors or an environmental concept. Other techniques bring conservation alive through a minds-on approach, such as storytelling, games, case studies, role-playing, and contests. Planning these techniques involves both research and logistics. This chapter provides helpful hints for implementation, including tips for engaging an audience in a story or developing a role-play. Every technique engages the audience in learning through direct experience.

Keywords:   case study, contests, field trips, hands-on activities, games, role-playing, storytelling, wilderness skills

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