CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Scope and Nature of Environmental Education; 2. Environmental Pollution; 3. Causes and Effects of Environmental Hazards; 4. Green House Effect - An Impending Catastrophe; 5. Ozone Layer Depletion; 6. Environmental Awareness through Education; 7. Environmental Education Programmes for Attitude Changes among Children; 8. Importance of Biodiversity Conservation; 9. Role of School in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development;
One of the most formidable and ever more intractable challenges facing humans today is coexisting with the other living creatures on Earth. Meeting this challenge will require environmental education, both formal and informal. Environmental education is a learning process that increases people’s knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address these challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action. It enhances critical thinking, problem solving, and effective decision-making skills and enables individuals to weigh various sides of an environmental issue to make informed and responsible decisions. The nature, scope and importance of environmental education is described elaborately in this volume. It is designed to acquaint the readers with latest developments and researches in the field. It will serve as a highly beneficial reference tool for teachers, policy makers, students and environmental activists.