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Master of Science (MS)
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In this portfolio, I will focus on using learning spaces to facilitate environmental education and promote environmental literacy. I will discuss the incorporation of the framework of environmental education into an experiential and informal learning environment; the creation of a curriculum that fuses formal and informal learning, providing upper elementary students opportunities to participate in hands-on experiential learning opportunities of environmental education; and the direct and indirect benefits nature-based experiences can provide when implemented into a therapeutic group home. Embedded throughout is an environmental education framework that has been adapted for the diverse setting and requirements of the respective organization associated with each component of this portfolio. The three components examine three diverse informal learning environments and determine how each can be used to promote environmental literacy.
informal environmental education, environmental education integration, environmental education curriculum
Gutierrez, Maya S., "Environmental Education In Informal Learning Spaces: Integration, Design, and Access" (2023). Graduate Student Portfolios, Papers, and Capstone Projects. 322.
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