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?

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