Teaching Care For The World: A Natural History of Environmental Education
February 14 @ 6:00 pmFree
At the Natural History Institute, we know that one of the best ways to get people to care about nature is to teach them about nature. In this webinar, learn about the importance of environmental education, and how starting kids out with a love for the world might be our best insurance policy for protecting the planet.
Environmental education should inspire learners of all ages to value and take personal effort to care for the more-than-human world around them. Join NHI for a conversation with scientist-slash-educator Nicole Freidenfelds to explore the positive impacts of environmental education, the power of individual and collective action, and why environmental literacy should be a core curriculum component of all K-12 schools.
Nicole Freidenfelds is a Visiting Assistant Extension Educator in the Department of Natural Resouces and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. A former research scientist and high school science teacher, Nicole now coordinates environmental education programs for youth, teachers, and adult volunteers through UConn’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy.
Science in Conversation is a webinar series that asks scientists to uncover the natural history in their science. In each installment, Program Director Jessie Rack engages scientists across a spectrum of nature-based fields to find out why natural history matters, and why it still deserves a place in scientific thought.