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Research Insights: Five Principles for Teaching Youth about Green Living

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By James H. Wandersee & Renee M. Clary We have found that one of the best ways to engage people with, and educate them about, new ways of environmental thinking is to actively involve them in creating a better future—first, for themselves, and then for others.  Although marshaling opposition and marching for change may focus […]

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October 19th, 2013 | Posted in Green Education,INSIGHTS | Read More »

Plant Blindness: What research says

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by Bhavani Prakash What does “plant blindness” mean? Why are urban people in particular, “plant blind?”  What can be done to get people and children to take notice of the plants around them?   Dr. James H. Wandersee from Louisiana State University was at the Singapore Botanic Gardens recently to give a talk about his decade-long pioneering research […]

June 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Gardening,Green Education | Read More »

The best education of all……

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To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves – M. K. Gandhi Last week, I had the good fortune of visiting a farm on the serene hills of Yercaud, on the Eastern Ghat stretch of hills in Tamil Nadu, southern India. I was on the lookout for […]

December 29th, 2008 | Posted in Green Education | Read More »

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