November 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nature study was a new subject introduced to elementary schools throughout the English-speaking world in the 1890s and early 1900s. Educational Reform and Environmental Concern explores the theories that supported nature study as well as its definitions, aims, how it was introduced to curricula and its practice in the classroom. The subject’s definition supported a variety of desired outcomes, one of which was a conservation ethic. Would a subject introduced to schools be able to influence the future of the natural environment?
‘Educational Reform and Environmental Concern’ will be launched by Honorary Associate Professor Craig Campbell.