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What is Environmental Education by Definition?

There are many definitions for environmental education depending on where you look.

Although definitions may vary, there seems to be some common agreements to what it is and what it should be.

Environmental education is often thought of when teaching about the environment and conservation.  Sometimes it is referred to as experiential learning outside and may include things like outdoor classrooms, outdoor adventures, and outdoor recreation.  It also often refers to learning about natural processes in the classroom.

This video is a compilation of various definitions of environmental education from some leading organizations and authorities.

 

What is your definition for environmental education?

Please leave it in the comment box below.

Empowering Women Through Adventure Travel

Woman South America holding birdThis article on the Adventure Travel and Trade Association about empowering women through adventure really embodies how natural resources can bring prosperity and raise the quality of life of the local populations.

ATTA has been instrumental in encouraging the Adventure Tourism industry to adopt sustainable practices and take into consideration the impacts on local populations.  The organization offers various programs and workshops to help companies grow their businesses while spreading good will and being environmentally conscience.

This article goes through three case studies of women in Africa and Latin America who have had to overcome challenges in order to do what they love and earn a living.  They are truly inspirational stories that show what can be done with determination and hard work.

 

It also provides a window in the lives of the adventure guides and a provides a model for others facing similar challenges.

 

http://www.adventuretravelnews.com/empowering-women-through-adventure-travel-bolsters-local-economies


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