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Addressing environmental knowledge and environmental attitude in undergraduate students through scientific argumentation

  • COMSATS University Islamabad (Islamabad)

This study was aimed at connecting undergraduate students to nature and later involving them in scientific argumentation as an effort to improve environmental education. The objective was to investigate the ...


Getting WILD! Introducing Children to Nature...Why and How

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)

Research has proved individuals interacting with nature are healthier, both mentally and physically. They have higher self-esteem, are more cooperative with others and perform better at work and school. However ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Seeing Sustainability in Your Own Backyard: Place-Based Learning and the Liberal Arts

  • Goshen College (IN)

Goshen College students have a unique opportunity to live, learn, and research at the 1,189-acre nature sanctuary called Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. Located near Wolf Lake, Indiana, Merry ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Well-Being for All, Sustainably at Dawson College

  • Dawson College (QC)

Institutes of higher education may be populated with many people, but they can be lonely places for staff and students alike. Stress is also prevalent in our schools. An ever-increasing ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Re-Design Certificate: Regenerative Ecological Design

  • Ecosa Institute (AZ)

United Nations Environmental Program has claimed that our planet is amid its sixth major extinction of biological diversity. U.N. scientists estimate that 150-200 species become extinct every 24 hours ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Nature, Culture, Sustainability Studies (MA)

  • Rhode Island School of Design (RI)

Students in RISD’s Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies MA program develop scholarly expertise in the rapidly evolving field of interdisciplinary environmental studies. Working closely with faculty experts in the environmental ...

  • Posted Aug. 6, 2018
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Metaphors of nature and development: reflection on critical course of sustainable business

  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

This article examines the role of metaphors of nature, sustainable development, and neoliberalism in business education. The research underpinning this article focused on a shift in the language business students ...

  • Posted June 29, 2018
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Frontiers in Environmental Education: Philosophical Reflections on the Impact of Power Epistemology and Consumerist Pedagogy in Environmental Education

  • The University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • East China Normal University

In this paper we argue that an educational ideology, based on an epistemology of power and consumerism, has become embedded within the structural foundations of Western Education. The combination of ...


Greener Grant Week! Earth Week 2018

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

A week of Earth Day Events!

Students watched a seed library demonstration and then were able to take home whichever seeds they pleased. They also planted sunflower seeds. Volunteers for ...

  • Posted April 30, 2018
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The FIU Nature Preserve: Achieving Biological Conservation Through Diversification of Stakeholders

  • Florida International University (FL)

Many institutions of higher education have sustainability initiatives; however, not all consider the importance of proximity to nature in the psychological well-being of their associated human community. Florida International University ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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Fostering connectedness to nature in higher education

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Environmental thinkers and educators have argued for the importance of celebrating our connectedness to nature, or the perception of being part of, rather than separate from, the natural world. Using ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2017
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Sustainability Through the Eyes of Nature

  • Atwell, LLC (MI)

Important institutions and systems-including our governments, capitalist economies, food production systems, and urban designs-often seem to produce problematic political, economic, environmental, and social outcomes. In addition, many of these human-designed ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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How Learning Interdependently in Outdoor Settings can Induce a Paradigm Shift & Foster a Yearn to Protect the Natural World

  • College of Charleston (SC)

As a vice president of the College of Charleston's Outdoors Club and long-time outdoor enthusiast, I have found that exposing people to the natural world has been one of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Campus and Community Partnership: The Results of a Feasibility Study on a Nature Prescription Network

  • James Madison University (VA)

Emerging research continues to support the notion that exposure to or interaction with nature enhances creativity and vitality, attention and focus, and an overall sense of well being. Nisbet, Zelenski ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Joining Forces to Restore Urban Woodland and Reconnect Students with Nature: A Model for Campus-Community-Commerce Collaboration

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project brings campus, community, and business together to achieve on-the-ground conservation results, enhanced awareness of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and behavioral change that supports sustainability. Working ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Spreadsheet: Publications related to the role of access to nature in education

  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • AASHE (PA)

Response to a 11/6/17 GreenSchools listserv request for Academic literature concretely linking access to the natural environment and enhanced educational outcomes (e.g., an evidence-based assessment of correlations ...


The Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program at Fleming College, Lindsay, Ontario

  • Fleming College (ON)

The Fleming College Salmonid Hatchery aims to ensure the future sustainability of Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario by maximizing genetic diversity in stocked fish. The Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program has ...


Building commitment to sustainability through habitat restoration: A case study of Valley Forge Christian College

  • Valley Forge Christian College (PA)

This sustainability initiative was created to improve the campus habitat for wildlife and to motivate students to begin new sustainability initiatives. A habitat restoration and educational outreach plan called “Habitat ...

  • Posted Sept. 28, 2017
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FIU Nature Preserve Pollinator Garden Planting

  • Florida International University (FL)

Florida International University's Nature Preserve is an 11-acre environmental education facility, representing the Florida Everglades. It is used to share ecological knowledge gained by university researchers with FIU students ...

  • Posted April 28, 2017
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Bringing Nature Back to Campus

  • Houston Community College (TX)
  • Rice University (TX)

I want to encourage other institutions to consider designing courses or other activities that give students an opportunity to participate in authentic, urban conservation efforts.

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Education for Sustainable Development, Nature and Vernacular Learning

  • Mount Saint Vincent University (NS)

Mainstream education for sustainable development conceives of nature as a resource or commodity. The natural world is, for the most part, accorded only instrumental or utilitarian value. As a field ...

  • Posted April 5, 2017
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Newark Road Prairie-Beloit College

  • Beloit College (WI)

Newark Road Prairie is owned by Beloit College and was designated a State Natural Area in 1974. It is the largest known wet-mesic prairie in Rock county. A moisture gradient ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2016
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University of Toronto Community Connects With Nature

  • University of Toronto (ON)

Many people think that to explore nature you need to get in a car and drive for an hour. For U of T staff and students, it was a 15-minute ...


Growing Community: University of Louisville Eco-Reps and Blackacre Nature Preserve

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The University of Louisville's Eco-Reps is a sustainability training and networking group offering certifications, hosting monthly lunches, local speakers, and field trips, and organizing volunteer projects. Blackacre State Nature ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating Biophillic Design in the Classroom: Connecting Students with Nature

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This presentation will describe the process of transforming typical university classrooms into biophilia inspired living laboratories. Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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George Washington Carver, A Role Model for Sustainability

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

Through a brief presentation and a clip from a recent documentary, learn about George Washington Carver, arguably one of the premier forefathers of the sustainability movement in the United States ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Nature-Based Therapeutic Service: Mutual Healing for Individuals and the Environment

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Educators, counselors, and sustainability advocates are all looking for ways to infuse purposeful and memorable experiences into their work All seek ways to create progress and lasting change in learning ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Design and Implementation of Outdoor Learning Environments

  • Judson University (IL)

Investing in our future, we will teach environmental advocacy through immersion in our campus outdoor learning environments. When present in nature all senses are stimulated, which is the optimum state ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Collaborating around Art + Architecture: Designing the Paradise Creek Nature Park

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The recently designed Paradise Creek Nature Park proves the value of the arts in sustainability education. University students and faculty collaborated with the City of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Public Schools, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Is Love of Nature Necessary for Sustainable Behaviors

  • Empire State College (NY)

Love of Nature or Biophilia is often assumed as fundamental for promotion of sustainable behaviors. This session will describe survey research into the connections between student concerns, student sustainability interests ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Biophilia: Connecting campus and community places to nature

  • NAC Architecture (WA)

Originally crafted by German social psychologist Erich Fromm around 1965, the term Biophilia means "love of life or living systems."" The philosophy of Biophilia pairs well with the current flurry ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Connecting Campus and Community: The Nature Preserve at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the Fall of 2009, the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe) launched a new initiative to create a space where ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Nature as Guide for Vibrant Learning: Multi-Dimensional Sustainability Pedagogy

  • California Institute of Integral Studies (CA)

In this workshop, participants will explore how to design academic learning experiences (courses, workshops, conferences) inspired by nature. Principles of living systems and metapatterns of nature will be introduced as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The End of Nature: Creating Sustainability Curriculum for Every Major

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

This session will begin with the presentation of the sustainability course developed for the University of Cincinnati as a collaboration between the University and design and consulting firm, emersion DESIGN ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Ecotrail Design: Integrating Art, Nature and Sustainability

  • Daemen College (NY)

In an interdisciplinary collaboration between a biologist and artist/designer at Daemen College, we have initiated a multi-year project to engage students in environmental science through the creation of a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Center for Research and Sustainable Living, Yucatan, Mexico

  • Millsaps College (MS)

The Helen Moyers Biocultural Reserve, located in Yucatan, Mexico ranks in the top third of privately held reserves by size in Latin America. The 1600 hectare tropical deciduous forest tract ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Nature Immersion: A Model for Sustainability Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (WI)

This presentation is an overview of a new Nature Immersion Model for Sustainability Education. This model entails a week-long "Leadership in Sustainability" seminar offered through Student Support Services at the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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No Child Left Inside

  • Utah State University (UT)

No Child Left Inside is a movement, both grassroots and political, with implications for sustainability, higher education, Public Land Management Agencies, and the environmental justice movement. This presentation begins by ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center

  • Goshen College (IN)

Merry Lea is a nature sanctuary located near Wolf Lake, Indiana. Most of the habitats found in northeastern Indiana are present in the 1,189 acres of Merry Lea. Unique ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Humanity & Nature Studies (BA)

  • Northland College (WI)

This major mixes the liberal arts with the environmental crunchiness that so many students want. With humanity and nature studies, students can craft a major from a menu of courses ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Outdoor & Environmental Education

  • Alaska Pacific University (AK)

The only program of its kind in Alaska (or almost anywhere!), APU’s Master of Science degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education (MSOEE) prepares professionals in outdoor-related careers, current teachers ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Natural Area Stewardship as Part of Campus Sustainability

Despite a growing body of evidence that spending time in nature through leisure, stewardship, and related activities is critical to the healthy development of humans and can lead to pro-environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Environmental Fixes + Urban Problems

  • The New School (NY)

Social preservation and the preservation of nature have for too long been treated as separate matters but when looked at as a holistic system, operating under market-driven devices, it is ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Bagley Classroom: Supporting environmental and outdoor learning at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • Salmela Architect (MN)

The Bagley Classroom supports learning in a 55-acre natural preserve within the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The Bagley Nature Area has taught and inspired students about the natural environment ...

  • Posted June 23, 2011
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Sustainability Par None: The Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Southern IPM Center (NC)

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University is an Audubon Signature golf course, designed by famous golfer Arnold Palmer. Sport and environmental responsibility are not normally seen ...

  • Posted June 29, 2010
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