Current State of Environmental Education in Mexico: A Study on Practices, Audiences, Settings, and Topics

Jose Marcos-Iga, William W Shaw

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Abstract

Environmental education in Mexico takes many forms and plays a wide variety of roles. Through an online survey, we addressed the need to present a wider picture on the current state of environmental education practices in Mexico: Who is engaging in environmental education practices, how important is it for their organization, who are they targeting, which methods and settings are they choosing and what environmental issues are they addressing? Representatives from 118 conservation and environmental education agencies and organizations responded to the survey. Results show that conservation Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are taking the lead in the field of environmental education in Mexico. Conservation education represents a big piece of the overall environmental education field in Mexico. Education appears to be an important tool used widely by environmental and conservation organizations. At the same time, there seems to be a serious lack of funding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-227
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Environmental Education and Communication
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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