This study explored adult environmental education in the seven-county metropolitan area of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Best practices, constraints and opportunities related to critical natural resource issue programming were examined. Twenty-nine respondents representing nonformal interpretive sites whose mission encompassed adult environmental education were interviewed. Two case studies showcasing exemplary programs were developed. Case studies highlight best practices in critical natural resource issue programming and reveal strategies to overcome constraints related to adult environmental education. Results reveal that adult environmental education comprised a small fraction of the overall programming offered at the study sites.
Library of Congress Subheads
1. adult education
2. nonformal environmental education
3. critical natural resource issues
4. Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
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