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Date Permissions Signed

5-1-2009

Date of Award

2009

Document Type

Masters Field Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Environmental Studies

First Advisor

Miles, John C., 1944-

Second Advisor

Walker, Wendy, 1950-

Abstract

Understanding the implications of an ecological view of nature for a Christian has recently become a growing interest to the Evangelical community. Until recently resources for exploring how ecological understanding might be incorporated into Christian thought and action have been scarce and difficult to find. Books and internet resources are now emerging, but these represent only a fraction of potential resources and approaches to environmental education for Christians who desire to connect their faith with ecological understanding. This project aims to move beyond the passive and theoretical perspectives of print and media discussions to practical encounters with the natural world. Information comes from print and internet sources, but greater engagement and personal involvement is possible from direct exposure of the natural world informed by these sources. Infusing experiential environmental education programs with biblical themes provides a way for Christians to understand and appreciate their place in the natural world upon which human society depends. This field-based program offers interested individuals with a resource for doing this sort of environmental education. It presents a practical workshop which can be implemented by a facilitator without great cost or experience in doing such programs. Directions and suggestions for implementation are provided.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

417906386

Digital Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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