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Duke University and the Nicholas School: Encouraging today's youth through environmental education

dc.contributor.advisor Urban, Dean L.
dc.contributor.advisor Cagle, Nicolette
dc.contributor.author Greene, Chaquetta
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-23T18:35:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-23T18:35:49Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-23
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6754
dc.description.abstract Environmental education programs and curriculum have been a crucial part of earth and science education since the mid-1970s. With the increasing scope of environmental issues in the US and worldwide, it is important to prepare our youth to solve pressing environmental problems. This study documents K-12 environmental education initiatives in Durham county public schools sponsored by the Duke University community, including and earth science departments and the Nicholas School of the Environment. The scope, pedagogical approach, and process of development of these initiatives are noted. Moreover, this study offers recommendations for both Duke and the Nicholas School of the Environment based on current academic literature and similar outreach programs at other universities such as the inclusion of training and enhanced professional development for in-service teachers and increased emphasis on service-learning and nature based instructional approaches.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Environmental Education
dc.subject K-12 Programming
dc.subject Environmental Science
dc.subject Instructional Approaches
dc.title Duke University and the Nicholas School: Encouraging today's youth through environmental education
dc.type Master's project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences


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