Invitation to contribute to NAEE Environmental Education Journal: Urban Environmental Education special edition
Our cities face significant challenges associated with inequalities in health, education, poor housing, employment and environmental deprivation. Yet, urban areas are rich in innovation and inspiring projects that promote ecological sustainability and support individuals and communities to flourish.
This special edition of NAEE's Environmental Education journal will celebrate the contributions of urban environmental educators across the UK at the time when the London Environmental Educators’ Forum (LEEF) celebrates its 30th birthday. These celebrations will involve a UK wide conference on urban environmental education (EE) at the Natural History Museum on Monday 7th October 2019.
Urban environmental education can be defined by practices that create learning opportunities that foster individual and community connection, well-being and environmental quality in cities (Russ and Krasney, 2017).
In this special edition, we wish to both reflect on what has been achieved in the urban environmental education movement and look ahead to the next thirty years.
We would like contributions to reflect the diverse audiences of LEEF as well as the practice and provision of urban environmental education in urban areas. The articles should aim to explore one or more of the following:
References: Russ, A. and Krasny, M.E. Eds. (2017). Urban environmental education review. Cornell University Press