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    Frederico el Pez

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    Grade Level(s): K-12Una actividad divertida para envolver a los estudiantes en el estudio del impacto de los humanos en los sistemas de ambiente (específicamente los ríos), y una gran actividad para extender la exploración de los estudiantes de una variedad de temas o asuntos.Adaptado de Karen Lind por Kate Ferguso

    Fred the Fish

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    Grade Level(s): K-12A fun activity to engage students in the study of human impact on environmental systems (specifically rivers), and a great activity to further students’ exploration of a variety of themes or topics.Adapted from Karen Lind by Kate Ferguso

    The actors that shape the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of Maltese youth

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    Not much is known about the environmental knowledge, attitudes and actions of young people in the Maltese islands. The main actors that are responsible for the acquisition and development of environmental perspectives in young people in Malta are also not well known. There is as yet, little understanding of the extent to which these actors are fostering a sense of environmental responsibility and a greater commitment towards sustainable development. A mixed method research methodology was employed to address this knowledge gap that included an extended questionnaire distributed to students in the post secondary age range and a number of focus groups to provide a more in-depth study of some of the issues arising from the questionnaire analyses. The focus groups allowed young people to frame their responses in their own words. This paper focuses on the results of the quantitative study. The data from the quantitative analyses indicates that students are more knowledgeable about the Global Environment than about the Local Environment, and that students receive most information from School, Television and the Internet. The sources of environmental information which were perceived by young people as being the most reliable included School, Books and the Internet. The overall attitude of students towards the environment appears to be strongly positive, however students seem to perform little positive actions towards the environment. Year group, Age and Gender were found to have a statistically significant effect on knowledge; Father’s work was found to have a statistically significant effect on attitude and Age was found to have a significant effect on behavior.peer-reviewe

    Education in the Environment: A Strategy for Continued Interagency Outdoor Programming: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending August 31, 2007

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    During the past three months, the focus of the university’s efforts has included the following highlights: Three projects have been identified to meet SNAP strategic messaging needs: an anti-litter exhibit; a volunteer restoration program with educational components; and activity stations to tell the story of Lee Meadows restoration efforts. Interpretive planning is underway for Mountain’s Edge Explorer’s Interpretive Trail. A Hispanic survey and monitoring program has been identified. A six-week Spanish class tailored to meet the communication needs of environmental educators and interpreters will be offered beginning September 20. Forever Earth was scheduled for 11 days and benefited 297 individuals. The National Park Service used Forever Earth as a mobile visitor center on three dates. During these outings, Park Service interpreters contacted 552 visitors and presented water safety programs and interpretive programs. Twelve Discover Mojave Outdoor World events were conducted for 226 participants

    Education in the Environment: A Strategy for Continued Interagency Outdoor Programming: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending February 29, 2008

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    Highlights of the university’s focused efforts during the past three months include the following: Progress was made on three projects to meet Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP) strategic messaging needs: an anti-litter exhibit, a volunteer restoration program with educational components, and activity stations to tell the story of Lee Meadows restoration efforts. Interpretive planning is underway for Mountain’s Edge Explorer’s Interpretive Trail. A Spanish class tailored to meet the communication needs of environmental educators and interpreters was held January 2008. Our Places Tell Stories conference, featuring sixty presenters, panelists, moderators, and facilitators, will be held March 4-6, 2008. The Nevada State Environmental Education and Interpretation Certification Program will be piloted during the Our Places Tell Stories conference in early March. Forever Earth was scheduled on 16 days involving 479 individuals. Discover Mojave Outdoor World conducted one event for 13 participants

    Education in the Environment: A Hands-on Student Research and Outdoor Learning Experience: Final Project Report

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    Education in the Environment: A Hands‚Äźon Student Research and Outdoor Learning Experience is a Round 4 Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA)‚Äźfunded project implemented by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Public Lands Institute on behalf of and in cooperation with four Federal agencies in Southern Nevada. This project consisted of three components: (1) an Interagency Conservation Education and Interpretation Strategy; (2) Discover Mojave Forever Earth, an environmental laboratory and learning center; and (3) Southern Nevada Discover Mojave Outdoor World program

    Education in the Environment: A Hands-on Student Research and Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending February 28, 2007

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    Forever Earth was scheduled and operated for 21 days; it benefited 398 individuals. Newly developed grade 4 activities from the Forever Earth curriculum were field tested. Three Discover Mojave Outdoor World events were conducted. A partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada is under development; when finalized, this partnership will markedly increase participation in the program. Similar partnership discussions are also being held with local leadership of the local Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA. A work plan has been established for Conservation, Education, and Interpretation Program Manager. Cultural Inclusiveness workshops were held in January for area-wide educators. Continued progress has occurred for the Environmental Education and Interpretation Certification Program; to date it is 50 percent complete

    Education in the Environment: A Hands-on Student Research and Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending August 31, 2004

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    In the first three months of this agreement, UNLV has met with the Outside Las Vegas Environmental Education Committee to establish the duties of and create detailed job announcements for the project managers for the Environmental Education Strategy and for the Forever Earth/WOW Program. Although the university had planned to meet with the committee at its June meeting, that meeting was cancelled due to summer scheduling conflicts among the committee members. Subsequently, Dr. Peg Rees and Nancy Flagg met with the committee on July 14,2004. The committee was brought up-to-date on goals and deliverables of the task agreement, UNLV’s role in fulfilling the agreement, and provided with draft position announcements for review and comment. On July 27, 2004, Dr. Peg Rees met with the Interagency Environmental Education Team to review UNLV’s role in the Education in the Environment Conservation Initiative and to secure final agreement on the wording and requirements for both project manager position announcements

    Education in the Environment: A Strategy for Continued Interagency Outdoor Education Programming: Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending November 30, 2008

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    Highlights of the university’s focused efforts during the past three months include the following: Fourteen people are near completion of the Fall Cohort workshop sessions toward partial achievement of the Nevada State Certification in Environmental and Interpretation Certification Program. Participation in the Michoacán Cultural Festival (500 people in attendance). Participation in the Day of the Dead: Life in Death Festival (over 11,000 in attendance). Development planning is near completion for the mobile exhibit program to support and deliver SNAP messages. Forever Earth was scheduled for 32 days and benefited 1077 individuals. Sixteen Discover Mojave Outdoor World events were conducted for 266 participants

    Environmental Education and Metaethics

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    ContrńĀ Dale Jamieson, the study of the metaethical foundations of environmental ethics may well lead students to a more environmentally responsible way of life. For although metaethics is rarely decisive in decision making and action, there are two kinds of circumstances in which it can play a crucial role in our practical decisions. First, decisions that have unusual features do not summon habitual ethical reactions, and hence invite the application of ethical precepts that the study of metaethics and ethical theory isolate and clarify. Second, there are times in which the good of others (including organisms and systems in the natural world) may well be given greater weight in one‚Äôs ethical deliberations if theory has made clear that the good to be promoted is ontologically independent of one‚Äôs own good
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