Teaching Facts That Enrich Their Experiences
Environmental education should be taught in a manner that allows for hands on activities with the elements and aspects of nature they are learning about. Anything can become infinitely more interesting when you know the top most amazing facts about that subject. Even an old Eucalyptus tree in the corner of the campus can become the topic of great scientific investigation when one learns to ask the right questions, such as: Where does it come from? When and why was it introduced? What sorts of animals live in these trees in their natural habitat?
Suddenly the object of investigation transforms into something with a unique story as well as an important role to fulfill in the local environment. This can be an awe-inspiring moment that allows students to discover the utility of science as a means for experiencing and understanding the world around us with greater acuity.
Giving Youth A Way To Immerse Themselves In Nature More Fully
One incredibly aspect of science is field biology research. This gives students the opportunity to get out of their classrooms, set aside the textbooks, and apply their understandings to the real world they are a part of. Science then becomes a vehicle for furthering their self-development and accelerating ability to comprehend the world around them and their relationship to it.
After a certain point of development, people are discouraged from playing, making believe, and getting their hands dirty in the great outdoors. Science is a way to not only revive this genuine and most human of abilities, but it gives the imagination a platform for expressing it’s highest potential, as the catalyst for knowledge and scientific principles to develop and reveal them selves.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein