Urban Landscapes as Learning Arenas for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Management (Krasny, et. al, 2013)


"Using examples from Asia, Africa, and North America, we demonstrate
how restoration and stewardship projects, including those with significant community engagement, provide opportunities for environmental and biodiversity learning in cities. Although research on such programs is in its initial stages, several studies show positive impacts of urban environmental education and related field science inquiry experiences on participant environmental attitudes, awareness of urban nature, science understanding, and self-efficacy, with greater effects correlated with degree of involvement in hands-on, field-based experiences..."