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

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198716686

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716686.001.0001

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Conservation education in schools

Conservation education in schools

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(p.81) 4 Conservation education in schools
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Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques
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Susan K. Jacobson

Mallory D. McDuff

Martha C. Monroe

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716686.003.0005

Partnerships with environmental organizations and agencies can help create effective conservation education in schools. This chapter presents strategies for building successful programs in school systems, including using effective communications, serving as a resource to schools, supporting academic standards, and integrating conservation education into legislation and policy. Education in schools should include learning about the local environment, but too often academic demands preclude the chance to study the natural world outside the classroom door. When conservation education links academic standards to the study of natural and social systems and their interactions, students, teachers, administrators, and the environment are all winners. This chapter describes a variety of successful approaches for implementing conservation education within schools, such as environment-based education and education for sustainability.

Keywords:   academic standards, education for sustainability, environment-based education, schools, school systems

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