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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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Using the arts for conservation

Using the arts for conservation

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(p.155) 6 Using the arts for conservation
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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/9780198716686.003.0007

Using the arts for conservation can help attract new audiences, increase understanding, introduce new perspectives, and create a dialogue among diverse people. The arts–painting, photography, literature, theater, and music–offer an emotional connection to nature. This chapter provides examples of how the arts can be used to increase environmental awareness and inspire people to take action. Planning art activities requires reaching out to artists and the art community, audiences with whom scientists and educators may seldom interact. Using aesthetic, kinesthetic, and philosophical approaches can help youngsters and adults understand their environment. Conservation problems require creative solutions: it makes sense to access more ways of knowing the world in order to take care of it.

Keywords:   art, audience, dialogue, emotion, learning, literature, music, environmental awareness, painting, theater

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