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    Author(s): George H. Moeller
    Date: 1977
    Source: In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 218-222
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Although natural processes operate in urban areas, they are difficult to observe. Much discussion during the symposium-fair was devoted to finding ways to improve urban children's environmental understanding through environmental education programs. But before effective environmental education programs can be developed, research is needed to: test the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching environmental education in relation to differences among children; help define testable program goals that relate to a child's level of comprehension; develop better methods of training teachers and administering environmental education programs; and identify ways to use elements found in the urban environment to foster an understanding of environmental concepts.

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    Moeller, George H. 1977. Research priorities in environmental education. In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 218-222

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