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Diverse Urban Youth's Nature: Implications for Environmental Education
This article discusses the need for environmental education (EE) among diverse (i.e non-white, non-hispanic) urban youth. Major points include the large proportion of these youths who live in urban settings far removed from nature, and three factors that converge to make EE for this group a priority. These are: 1) the greatest opportunities to understand about the environment exist at elementary levels; 2) increasing urbanization and diversification create a large group who will soon vote; and 3) diverse populations are underrepresented in environmental education programs.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Journal article
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Environmental science
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Taylor and Francis Inc.
DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-177
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Ingrid E. Schneider
Department of Forest Resources
University of Minnesota

Publisher: Environmental
Applied Environmental Education and Communication