Environmental Science Education
This semester I was required to take ESCI 302. When registering I was trying to make a connection of why we needed this class in obtaining our education degree. It is quite clear now and the awareness it has given me about our environment is huge. If society continues to live this way there will be no safe place for our children to live. An assignment that was given in my class was to investigate an environmental issue of choice. Every classmate chose an issue and designed a poster presentation to present to the class. This assignment enabled me to learn and discover issues within our environment I was unaware of and/or point out to me how serious this issue really was here on earth. Some issues that I was unaware of was the reality of the two garbage patches in the ocean, the amount of habitat that is being destroyed that is essential to life on earth, and that bio fuel really isn’t a great alternative to fuel. When browsing through TED I watched this video. ESCI has made me a concerned citizen about our environment and has pushed me to do my part in helping the environment. James Hansen stresses the harm the environment is in and his desire to bring awareness to this topic. I also want to bring awareness to this topic and hope by posting this on my blog people will watch this video.
Environmental Science Education is included in school curriculum now but was not when I went to school. Do you feel Environmental Science was an important subject to implement into the curriculum?