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Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques$
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Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory McDuff, and Martha Monroe

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198716686

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716686.001.0001

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Making conservation come alive

Making conservation come alive

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(p.117) 5 Making conservation come alive
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Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques
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Susan K. Jacobson

Mallory D. McDuff

Martha C. Monroe

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716686.003.0006

Making conservation come alive can mean discovering the natural world through a neighborhood scavenger hunt or researching the perspectives of an industry group for a role-play. Techniques in this chapter, such as hands-on activities, field trips, and backcountry skills, immerse participants in exploring the outdoors or an environmental concept. Other techniques bring conservation alive through a minds-on approach, such as storytelling, games, case studies, role-playing, and contests. Conservation educators can combine these techniques, such as the use of a role-play to teach backcountry skills. Most of the techniques in this chapter involve an element of fun, from a field trip exploring a wetland to a storytelling session on forests. This chapter contains helpful hints for implementation, including tips for engaging an audience in a story or developing a role-play. Every technique engages the audience in learning through direct experience.

Keywords:   backcountry skills, case studies, contests, games, hands-on activities, field trips, role-playing, storytelling

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