Talk of the Towns 9/8/17

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Engineer: Amy Browne

Environmental Education in Maine

-What exactly is “environmental education”? What are some forms environmental education can take?
-There’s a wealth of scientific research surrounding the benefits of environmental education to students. Can you describe some of those positive impacts?
-Do you see an increasing need for environmental education?
-What are some of the lessons from environmental education through the experiences of Maine Outdoor School, Island Institute and University of Maine Cooperative Extension
-What are some ideas for how parents and teachers can incorporate environmental education into their own teaching practice?

Guests:
Hazel Stark and Joe Horn, Maine Outdoor School, Milbridge
Eliza Oldach, Bar Harbor
Yvonne Thomas, education director of the Island Institute
Ryder Scott Statewide Director, University of Maine 4-H Centers
Blueberry Cove ~ Bryant Pond ~ Tanglewood

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