After watching this week’s lecture video on Misconceptions About Science
(Links to an external site.)
, we are going to spend some thinking about environmental literacy. The National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education says that “creating a scientifically informed citizenry requires a concerted, systematic approach to environmental education.”
- Do you agree with this statement from the National Science Foundation?
- Do you think environmental education should focus on increasing just environmental knowledge alone? Or do you think attitudes and behaviors are just as necessary to focus on?
- Please explain your thoughts, and draw on your personal feelings and experiences
- The purpose of this assignment is to get us thinking about the issue of environmental justice.
- We will watch a 2-minute video and then respond to prompts with a short essay.
- You will upload your essay as online text (e.g. copy and paste, or type it in the box).
- Please click the “Submit Assignment” button to get started with writing the essay after you’ve watched the video.
- First, watch this NRDC video about Environmental Justice (Links to an external site.)
, with closed captions and transcript provided.
- Then, answer the following two questions, using the information you learned from this video.
Questions to Consider
- How would you define environmental justice in your own words?
- What factors potentially explain the locations of environmental hazards and emission in a given community?