2.8 Environmental Education and Minority Students: Unlocking the Latent Potential of Urban Parks

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Studies show that children retain more information and form a deeper connection to Nature when it is presented to them near their home as opposed to part of a field trip. In this episode, we sit down Attiyya Atkins of Broward Count Parks and Rec to discuss the latent potential of urban parks and how conducting environmental education programs right in children’s backyard can have a future impact on not just conservation but climate change and environmental justice. Connect with Attiyya on LinkedIn! In this episode you’ll learn: How even the most blighted park can be a source of pride for a community through environmental initiatives and programs that allow people to take pride in where they live. The definition of Eco-Cognizant. How you can take steps to start a similar program in your community. If you enjoyed this episode and are looking for more information on the topic or would like to learn how you can become a contributor or guest visit us at www.letstalkparks.com. In addition please be sure to follow us on Instagram @Lets_talk_parks for more great content from purpose-driven Parks and Recreation Professionals like yourself. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-talk-parks/message

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