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|Material Type:||Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Claire E Grothe
|Credits:||Advisor: Michael Flinton.|
|Description:||vi, 64 leaves : col. ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Environmental education programming at historic sites|
|Responsibility:||Claire E. Grothe.|
My research is divided into three chapters, each detailing a specific type of environmental education -- historic foodways, renewable energy, and land conservation and stewardship. Two case studies from museums or sites undertaking the particular type of outreach are the basis of each chapter. After relating the experiences of each site, I will highlight in each chapter a necessary element of successful historical-environmental education programs: that is, those qualities or features necessary to create and execute relevant and effective environmental programming.
I utilized a number of both secondary and primary sources in my research, the latter comprising personal interviews and educational material from the profiled sites. After examining the experiences -- both good and bad -- of the participant sites and their respective programs, I conclude that environmental programming is a viable plan of action for historic sites. The implementation of these programs, however, will be most effective when accompanied by a passionate and well-versed staff, a clearly articulated perspective, and clear idea of the desired audience.
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