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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 | noon – 1 p.m.

EnviroThursday—“Narratives of Environment and Sustainability Shaping Environmental Education in Coastal Ecuador”

Speaker:  Neela Nandyal, PhD Student, Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

How is environmental education (EE) conceptualized in a place both rich in biodiversity and prone to natural hazards? What are the local attitudes, values, and practices that shape EE in formal and nonformal spaces? This presentation shares initial findings from a qualitative pilot study conducted in summer 2022 in coastal Ecuador.

Neela Nandyal’s research explores how formal and nonformal education can serve as a key force in the ways that people approach climate change adaptation, disaster risk resilience, and environmental sustainability.

Refreshments served.

Contact: Ann Esson,

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Sponsor: Environmental Studies

Listed under: Campus Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers


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