Restoration-based education (RBE) can create "learning landscapes to enhance biodiversity and engage learners in significant ways where they live." This book chapter provides examples of school greening, civic ecology, and community greening programs. Through integrating these examples with the academic and practical literature on RBE, the author concludes that by involving people of all ages in restoring native habitats, environmental educators may support both individual (e.g., contribute to sense of place, community participation, and pro-environmental behavior) and ecological (e.g., biodiversity, and ecosystem health) outcomes.
SOURCE: McCann, E. 2011. Restoration-based education: teach the children well. Pages 315-334 in D. Egan, E. E. Hjerpe, and J. Abrams, editors. Human dimensions of ecological restoration: integrating science, nature, and culture. Island Press, Washington, D.C.