Urban Environmental Education Trends

Let's reflect on your own urban environmental education program. What goals are you trying to achieve? What educational approaches do you use, and how will they lead to your desired goals?

To begin your reflection, watch this 10-min video. Based on diverse urban environmental education goals described in joural articles and books, we identified five broad trends of urban environmental education, and we invite you to think how they apply to your program:

  1. City as Classroom
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Environmental Stewardship
  4. Youth and Community Development, and
  5. City as Social-Ecological System