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Are you looking for research about environmental literacy, the benefits of connecting to nature, fostering environmental behaviors, and more? You’ve come to the right spot! eeRESEARCH combines research for environmental education and the movement to connect children and nature. The database includes multiple ways to search for articles, syntheses, and research summaries. Learn more > 

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Children's involvement in free play and the use of play materials in the outdoor early childhood education and care environment

Children’s involvement in outdoor play increases when they can easily access a variety of natural and other types of open-ended materials

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Storli, R., Sandseter, E. B. H., & Sando, O. J.. (2020). Children's involvement in free play and the use of play materials in the outdoor early childhood education and care environment. Children, Youth and Environments, 30(1), 66-82. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.30.1.0066
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Toward a green and playful city: Understanding the social and political production of children's relational wellbeing in Barcelona

Different social and political factors can moderate the effect of green amenities on children’s wellbeing

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C. del Pulgar, P., Anguelovski, I., & J., C.. (2020). Toward a green and playful city: Understanding the social and political production of children's relational wellbeing in Barcelona. Cities, 96. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102438
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“To them, we're just kids from the hood”: Citizen-based policing of youth of color, “white space,” and environmental gentrification

Citizen-based policing targets minority youth in parks in neighborhoods experiencing environmental gentrification

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Harris, B., Rigolon, A., & Fernandez, M.. (2020). “To them, we're just kids from the hood”: Citizen-based policing of youth of color, “white space,” and environmental gentrification. Cities, 107. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102885
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Physical distancing, children and urban health: The COVID-19 crisis' impact on children and how this could affect future urban planning and design policies

Planning for a healthier post-COVID world requires attention to the needs of children

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Kyriazis, A., Mews, G., Belpaire, E., Aerts, J., & Malik, S. A.. (2020). Physical distancing, children and urban health: The COVID-19 crisis' impact on children and how this could affect future urban planning and design policies . Cities and Health . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1809787
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The impact of COVID-19 on public space: An early review of the emerging questions - design, perceptions and inequities

The COVID-19 pandemic experience could potentially change urban public space perceptions, planning, and use

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Honey-Rosés, J., Anguelovski, I., Chireh, V. K., Daher, C., van den Bosch, C. K., Litt, J. S., et al.. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on public space: An early review of the emerging questions - design, perceptions and inequities . Cities and Health . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1780074
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3-Dimensional nature-based therapeutics in pediatric patients with total pancreatectomy and isletauto-transplant

Children using a virtual reality device for nature-based therapy after extensive surgical procedures reported a decrease in pain, anxiety, and nausea

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Kucher, N., Larson, J. M., Fischer, G., Mertaugh, M., Peterson, L., & Gershan, L. A.. (2020). 3-Dimensional nature-based therapeutics in pediatric patients with total pancreatectomy and isletauto-transplant. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 48. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2019.102249
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Connections, virtues, and meaning‑making: How early childhood educators describe children’s spirituality

Children’s spirituality, as described by early childhood educators, is multilayered and includes building connections, practicing virtues, and making meaning

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Mata-McMahon, J., Haslip, M. J., & Schein, D. L.. (2020). Connections, virtues, and meaning‑making: How early childhood educators describe children’s spirituality. Early Childhood Education Journal, 65, 657-669. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-020-01026-8
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Hands-on ecological restoration as a nature-based health intervention: Reciprocal restoration for people and ecosystems

Research focusing on restoration for both people and ecosystems can help fill a major gap in the academic literature

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Nabhan, G. P., Orlando, L., Monti, L. S., & Aronson, J.. (2020). Hands-on ecological restoration as a nature-based health intervention: Reciprocal restoration for people and ecosystems . Ecopsychology , 12(3), 195-202. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/eco.2020.0003
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"Face the cow": Reconnecting to nature and increasing capacities for pro-environmental agency

Arts-based environmental education can be effective in promoting nature connectedness and pro-environmental agency

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Raatikainen, K. J., Juhola, K., Huhmarniemi, M., & Peña-Lagos, H.. (2020). "Face the cow": Reconnecting to nature and increasing capacities for pro-environmental agency. Ecosystems and People , 16(1), 273-289 . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2020.1817151
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Applying the pathways to nature connectedness at a societal scale: A leverage points perspective

A “pathways to nature connectedness” framework can inform different segments of society on how to be more effective in fostering closer human-nature relationships

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Richardson, M., Dobson, J., Abson, D. J., Lumber, R., Hunt, A., Young, R., & Moorhouse, B.. (2020). Applying the pathways to nature connectedness at a societal scale: A leverage points perspective. Ecosystems and People, 16(1), 387-401. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2020.1844296
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Early childhood environmental education: A systematic review of the research literature

Review of the early childhood environmental education literature presents overwhelmingly strong evidence of positive child development and environmental outcomes

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Ardoin, N. M., & Bowers, A. W.. (2020). Early childhood environmental education: A systematic review of the research literature. Educational Research Review, 31. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2020.100353
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A national research agenda supporting green schoolyard development and equitable access to nature

Green schoolyards can be a tool for equitable access to nature, but more coordinated research and action are required

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Stevenson, K. T., Moore, R., Cosco, N., Floyd, M. F., Sullivan, W., Brink, L., et al.. (2020). A national research agenda supporting green schoolyard development and equitable access to nature. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(10). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/elementa.406
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Are children actually losing contact with nature, or is it that their experiences differ from those of 120 years ago?

Contemporary children’s experience of nature (which includes mediated experiences) is significantly higher than the experience of nature for children in 1900

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Novotný, P., Zimová, E., Mazouchová, A., & Šorgo, A.. (2020). Are children actually losing contact with nature, or is it that their experiences differ from those of 120 years ago?. Environment and Behavior. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013916520937457
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Attitudes about perceived park safety among residents in low-Income and high minority Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhoods

Both social and structural elements of urban parks contribute to feelings of safety

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Groshong, L., Stanis, S. A. Wilhelm, Kaczynski, A. T., & Hipp, J. A.. (2020). Attitudes about perceived park safety among residents in low-Income and high minority Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhoods. Environment and Behavior , 52(6), 639 - 665. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013916518814291
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Predictors of nature connection among urban residents: Assessing the role of childhood and adult nature experiences

Both childhood and adult nature experiences predict nature connection among adult urban residents

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Cleary, A., Fielding, K. S., Murray, Z., & Roiko, A.. (2020). Predictors of nature connection among urban residents: Assessing the role of childhood and adult nature experiences. Environment and Behavior, 52(6), 579-610. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013916518811431
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Associations between pro-environmental behaviour and neighbourhood nature, nature visit frequency and nature appreciation: Evidence from a nationally representative survey in England

Improving access to and contact with nature may promote pro-environmental behavior

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Alcock, I., White, M. P., Pahl, S., Duarte-Davidson, R., & Fleming, L. E.. (2020). Associations between pro-environmental behaviour and neighbourhood nature, nature visit frequency and nature appreciation: Evidence from a nationally representative survey in England. Environment International, 136. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.105441
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Early life exposure to green space and insulin resistance: An assessment from infancy to early adolescence

Exposure to greenspace during childhood may not have the protective effect on diabetes risk among adolescents as previously thought

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Jimenez, M. P., Oken, E., Gold, D. R., Luttmann-Gibson, H., Requia, W. J., Rifas-Shiman, S. L., et al.. (2020). Early life exposure to green space and insulin resistance: An assessment from infancy to early adolescence. Environment International, 142. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105849
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A review of photovoice applications in environment, sustainability, and conservation contexts: is the method maintaining its emancipatory intents?

Photovoice can serve as an equitable method, but emancipatory outcomes are needed

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Derr, V., & Simons, J.. (2020). A review of photovoice applications in environment, sustainability, and conservation contexts: is the method maintaining its emancipatory intents?. Environmental Education Research, 26(3), 359 - 380. presented at the 2020/03/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2019.1693511
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Autobiographical memory functions: an emancipatory approach to construct environmental education outcomes

Using autobiographical memory functions can enhance environmental education evaluation

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Wu, M., Zhu, Z., Chen, J., Niu, L., & Liu, C. - C.. (2020). Autobiographical memory functions: an emancipatory approach to construct environmental education outcomes. Environmental Education Research, 26(5), 632 - 649. presented at the 2020/05/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1724890
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Building key competencies into an environmental education curriculum using a modified Delphi approach in South Korea

Key competencies in South Korea’s environmental education curriculum

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Seo, E., Ryu, J., & Hwang, S.. (2020). Building key competencies into an environmental education curriculum using a modified Delphi approach in South Korea. Environmental Education Research, 26(6), 890 - 914. presented at the 2020/06/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1733493
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Changing stigma on wild animals: a qualitative assessment of urban pupils’ pre- and post-lesson drawings

Shifting stigmatized perceptions of wild animals using environmental education

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Wu, M., Yuan, T. - C., & Liu, C. - C.. (2020). Changing stigma on wild animals: a qualitative assessment of urban pupils’ pre- and post-lesson drawings. Environmental Education Research, 26(6), 830 - 848. presented at the 2020/06/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1752364
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Children’s constructive climate change engagement: Empowering awareness, agency, and action

Increasing children’s climate change awareness through a hands-on after school climate change program

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Trott, C. D. (2020). Children’s constructive climate change engagement: Empowering awareness, agency, and action. Environmental Education Research, 26(4), 532 - 554. presented at the 2020/04/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2019.1675594
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Climate beliefs in an oil-dependent economy: Norwegian pre-service science teachers’ attitudes towards climate change

Strong influences from the petroleum industry lessens pre-service teachers’ willingness to teach about climate change

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Skarstein, F. (2020). Climate beliefs in an oil-dependent economy: Norwegian pre-service science teachers’ attitudes towards climate change. Environmental Education Research, 26(4), 491 - 510. presented at the 2020/04/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1728233
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Climate change education in the humanities classroom: a case study of the Lowell school curriculum pilot

Implementation of climate change education in the humanities classroom

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Siegner, A., & Stapert, N.. (2020). Climate change education in the humanities classroom: a case study of the Lowell school curriculum pilot. Environmental Education Research, 26(4), 511 - 531. presented at the 2020/04/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2019.1607258
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Combining formal education and citizen science: a case study on students’ perceptions of learning and interest in an urban rat project

Impacts of integrating citizen science into the classroom on student learning

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Aivelo, T., & Huovelin, S.. (2020). Combining formal education and citizen science: a case study on students’ perceptions of learning and interest in an urban rat project. Environmental Education Research, 26(3), 324 - 340. presented at the 2020/03/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1727860
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Connectedness is in my character: the relationship between nature relatedness and character strengths

Character strengths that impact nature relatedness traits in higher education students

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Merino, A., Valor, C., & Redondo, R.. (2020). Connectedness is in my character: the relationship between nature relatedness and character strengths. Environmental Education Research, 26(12), 1707 - 1728. presented at the 2020/12/01/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1825630
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Czech students and mitigation of global warming: beliefs and willingness to take action

Czech students show varied beliefs in climate change mitigations and their willingness to act

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Lehnert, M., Fiedor, D., Frajer, J., Hercik, J., & Jurek, M.. (2020). Czech students and mitigation of global warming: beliefs and willingness to take action. Environmental Education Research, 26(6), 864 - 889. presented at the 2020/06/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2019.1694140
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Designing an extension Climate Stewards volunteer program: incorporating sense of community, social practice, and self-efficacy theories

Developing an effective volunteer program focused on combating climate change

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Eiseman, D. L., Armstrong, A. K., & Chatrchyan, A. M.. (2020). Designing an extension Climate Stewards volunteer program: incorporating sense of community, social practice, and self-efficacy theories. Environmental Education Research, 26(11), 1636 - 1655. presented at the 2020/11/01/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1811841
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Developing sustainability learning in business school curricula – productive boundary objects and participatory processes

Participatory curriculum development processes can embed sustainability in a business school curriculum

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Edwards, M., Brown, P., Benn, S., Bajada, C., Perey, R., Cotton, D., et al.. (2020). Developing sustainability learning in business school curricula – productive boundary objects and participatory processes. Environmental Education Research, 26(2), 253 - 274. presented at the 2020/02/01/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2019.1696948
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Do pre-visit preparation and post-visit activities improve student outcomes on field trips?

Pre-visit preparation and post-visit follow-up may increase student learning from field trips

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Lee, H., Stern, M. J., & Powell, R. B.. (2020). Do pre-visit preparation and post-visit activities improve student outcomes on field trips?. Environmental Education Research, 26(7), 989 - 1007. presented at the 2020/07/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1765991
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Empowerment in outdoor environmental education: who shapes the programs?

Student autonomy in outdoor environmental education programs should be determined by the purpose and goals of the program

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Cincera, J., Simonova, P., Kroufek, R., & Johnson, B.. (2020). Empowerment in outdoor environmental education: who shapes the programs?. Environmental Education Research, 26(12), 1690 - 1706. presented at the 2020/12/01/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1814205
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Enhancing children’s literacy and ecological literacy through critical place-based pedagogy

Utilizing pedagogical literacy to establish early-onset agency with self-identity and the environment

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Häggström, M., & Schmidt, C.. (2020). Enhancing children’s literacy and ecological literacy through critical place-based pedagogy. Environmental Education Research, 26(12), 1729 - 1745. presented at the 2020/12/01/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1812537
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From childhood nature experiences to adult pro-environmental behaviors: An explanatory model of sustainable food consumption

Childhood nature experiences lead to sustainable food choices in adulthood

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Molinario, E., Lorenzi, C., Bartoccioni, F., Perucchini, P., Bobeth, S., Colléony, A., et al.. (2020). From childhood nature experiences to adult pro-environmental behaviors: An explanatory model of sustainable food consumption. Environmental Education Research, 26(8), 1137 - 1163. presented at the 2020/08/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1784851
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Influence of educator’s emotional support behaviors on environmental education student outcomes

Educators’ positive emotional behaviors positively influence EE learning outcomes

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O’Hare, A., Powell, R. B., Stern, M. J., & Bowers, E. P.. (2020). Influence of educator’s emotional support behaviors on environmental education student outcomes. Environmental Education Research, 26(11), 1556 - 1577. presented at the 2020/11/01/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1800593
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Interdisciplinary primary school curriculum units for sustainable development

Exploring the three dimensions of sustainable development in Norwegian curriculum

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Munkebye, E., Scheie, E., Gabrielsen, A., Jordet, A., Misund, S., Nergård, T., & Øyehaug, A. Bergljot. (2020). Interdisciplinary primary school curriculum units for sustainable development. Environmental Education Research, 26(6), 795 - 811. presented at the 2020/06/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1750568
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Intergenerational learning in climate change adaptations; limitations and affordances

The Eco-School Club model is limited as a tool for intergenerational learning about climate change

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Chineka, R., & Yasukawa, K.. (2020). Intergenerational learning in climate change adaptations; limitations and affordances. Environmental Education Research, 26(4), 577 - 593. presented at the 2020/04/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1733494
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Long-term impacts of two secondary school environmental studies programs on environmental behaviour: the shadows of patriarchy and neoliberalism

Environmental studies programs positively impact alumni’s pro-environmental behavior years later, particularly women

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Breunig, M., & Russell, C.. (2020). Long-term impacts of two secondary school environmental studies programs on environmental behaviour: the shadows of patriarchy and neoliberalism. Environmental Education Research, 26(5), 701 - 715. presented at the 2020/05/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1749236
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Making sense of carbon footprints: how carbon literacy and quantitative literacy affects information gathering and decision-making

Environmental literacy plays a limited role in students’ assessment of carbon footprints

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Dósa, K., & Russ, R. S.. (2020). Making sense of carbon footprints: how carbon literacy and quantitative literacy affects information gathering and decision-making. Environmental Education Research, 26(3), 421 - 453. presented at the 2020/03/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2019.1569205
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Petro-pedagogy: fossil fuel interests and the obstruction of climate justice in public education

Environmental educational programs influenced by the fossil fuel industry promote a positive view of fossil fuels

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Eaton, E. M., & Day, N. A.. (2020). Petro-pedagogy: fossil fuel interests and the obstruction of climate justice in public education. Environmental Education Research, 26(4), 457 - 473. presented at the 2020/04/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2019.1650164
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