Popular environmental education for natural resources sustainable management at a rural community in the Mexican Subtropics
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Keywords

Popular Environmental Education
Sustainable Management
Natural Resources
Rural Community
Mexican Subtropics

How to Cite

MORALES REYES, E.; GUTIÉRREZ CEDILLO, J. G.; ANTONIO NEMIGA, X.; BALDERAS PLATA, M. A. Popular environmental education for natural resources sustainable management at a rural community in the Mexican Subtropics. Sociedade & Natureza, [S. l.], v. 28, n. 1, 2016. Disponível em: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/sociedadenatureza/article/view/26681. Acesso em: 25 may. 2024.

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to design, implement and evaluate a popular environmental education program for natural sustainable resource management, directed to improve relations between community and their natural environment, through participatory action, at a rural community located in ecotone zone, southwest of the State of Mexico. This work was searching to promote a critical vision, on knowledge of natural and social environmental problems as a whole. The following methodological steps were established: 1) Research, in which will be indentified the learning needs of the community, and issues of interest to the community, 2) Education, in which a curriculum proposal for environmental education was conducted, through two programs offered means by workshops, 3) Action, popular environmental education experiences were developed through twelve workshops with three groups: children, women and men, 4) Action-Reflection-Action, in which the results of environmental education experiences were evaluated. As a result, it was observed that the participants were able to define, model and propose alternatives for natural sustainable resource management at their community.

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