We are always on the lookout for news and commentary on environmental education. This piece caught our eye and we thought it warranted a feature in News Tips. Andy Hart is the executive director of the Nevada Outdoor School. Andy begins:
Twenty years ago, the term Environmental Education left a sour taste in most people’s mouths. Perhaps it still does for some, but it shouldn’t. Most everyone in my current profession will agree that Environmental Education hasn’t always been done well and in the 1980’s and 90’s, even when it was; the term had been hijacked in popular culture by agenda-based organizations and lobbying groups.
Moreover, anything accompanied by the word environmental was often assumed to indicate a negative for industry, agriculture or progress in general. It is long overdue for us to recommit to the word ‘environment’ for what it really is, the space in which we all live and rely upon as an endless provider. Read the rest of Andy's opinion piece in the Silver Pinyon Journal.