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New Directions in Environmental Education & Communication

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Royal Roads University Speaker Series New Directions in Environmental Education & CommunicationDr. Richard Kool, RRU Associate ProfessorWhen: Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 2007, 8:00am - 4:30pmWhere: Devonian Botanic Garden, Edmonton, ABJoin Royal Roads University's Associate Professor Dr. Richard Kool for a one-day series of presentations on a set of themes and then engage in an active discussion about where we can go with them. These themes include:

  • "Nature deficit disorder": what do we know about how children connect with nature and what we can do to encourage that connection.
  • Hope and despair in environmental education and communication: the psychological impact of the language that we use.
  • Changing Behaviours: the use of persuasive communication and the power of social norms.

Dr. Kool is the founding faculty member of RRU's Environmental Education and Communication program. He has worked as a secondary school teacher, was Chief of Public Programming at the Royal BC Museum, and worked in the BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks as the Education Coordinator and as BC Parks' Education and Extension Officer.Bonus Offer!All advance registrants will receive an electronic copy of a long out-of-print book by the late Dr. Donnella Meadows (author of Limits to Growth, Beyond the Limits), published by the UN Environmental Program, called Harvesting One Hundredfold: Key concepts and case studies in environmental education.Fee: $25.00 plus GST, includes continental breakfast, lunch and a coffee/tea networking reception.Seating is limited to 35 and the same event in Calgary sold out so act quickly!Special thanks to the Alberta Real Estate Foundation for sponsoring this event.

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