What is environmental education?
The term, "environmental education ," (EE) has lots of meanings. It's tough to nail down just one, so here are some ways to look at it:
- EE can teach about the environment. Environmental concepts include lifecycles, weather, and patterns in nature, among others.
- EE can teach with the environment. EE methods are hands-on and incorporate interdisciplinary learning as means to inspiring positive environmental behaviors.
- Finally, EE is place-based, which means it can use the environment to teach a concept. EE uses real-life materials, objects, and situations, and EE can take place in the classroom or out.