Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education

Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Environment & Agriculture for 2019.

Release Date: December, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 335
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7727-0
ISBN13: 9781522577270|ISBN10: 1522577270|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522586821|EISBN13: 9781522577287
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Global climate change will alter the environmental forces of today and increasingly affect weather patterns, rises in temperature, and government policies for decades to come. To provide future generations with the knowledge and resources needed to develop solutions for these ongoing issues, current shortcomings in environmental education need to be addressed.

Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education is a collection of innovative research on methods and applications for creating comprehensive environmental education programs that support sustainability practices and instruct students on a variety of topics including water resource management, disaster risks and mitigation, and issues surrounding climate change. Targeting an audience of educators, conservationists, instructional designers, administrators, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and students, this publication provides practical applications and examples of integrating best environmental sustainability practices into education.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Art and Science Collaboration
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Climate Legislation
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Incremental Learning
  • Learning Spaces
  • Science Communication Tools
  • Student Perspectives
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Water Security
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Lynn Wilson is Executive Director for SeaTrust Institute, a scientific and educational nonprofit organization in the Pacific Northwest. She is also senior analyst for the consulting firm OSSIA through which she has been offering research, conflict management, strategic and policy guidance for over 25 years. Her work appears in books, lectures, workshops, global and regional conferences and in academic, technical and trade publications. Recent publications include Environmental Issues, Policy and Management Collaboration Toolbox (2011), book chapters in E-Research Collaboration: Frameworks, Tools and Techniques, (2010), and Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy (2009) which she co-edited. Current research on climate and health collected as Co-Chair of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Coalition on Health and the Environment: Climate Change Initiative, in collaboration with global climate and health professionals, is being continuously presented through the United Nations climate change negotiations process throughout 2011-2013 and is accompanied by a further partnership with African NGO Coalition Co-Chair to deliver local training on climate adaptation and disease surveillance throughout the globe. Research from the Coalition and the local projects inform the book Climate and Health Literacy: A Guide to Understanding and Action” scheduled for publication in 2012. Dr. Wilson develops and delivers face-to-face and online courses related to science and policy, sustainability and collaboration and is a graduate instructor for Environmental Policy in the School of Legal Studies at Kaplan University. As Director of the Consortium on Climate Change and Population Health, she leads a project for innovative research and publications on climate and human health concerns. Lynn serves on advisory and review boards for policy, education, science and the environment and is Head of Delegation, SeaTrust Institute, NGO Focal Point to Conference of Parties/ UNFCCC, United Nations Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen, DK, 2009, Cancun, MX 2010, and Durban SA, 2011.

Carolyn Stevenson is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Professional Studies, School of Multidisciplinary and Professional Studies. Dr. Stevenson has over 20 years teaching and administrative experience in higher education. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication, Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education. Recent publications include a chapter entitled: “Leading across Generations: Issues for Higher Education Administrators” published in the Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education Management, IGI Global; Technical Writing: A Comprehensive Resource for Technical Writers at all Levels, (Martinez, Hannigan, Wells, Peterson and Stevenson) Revised and Updated Edition, Kaplan Publishing, Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience (with Joanna Bauer), published by IGI Global, and Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education (with Lynn Wilson), published by IGI Global.
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