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... These articles show that the natural environment takes the most frequent share (43-60%), while urban and global topics have a very low presence (12-29%). The observed contradiction between the world environmental priorities and the present orientation of envi- ronmental education shows the need of reorienting education and reinforcing the link between environmental scientists and environmental instructors 7 . Environment education methods based on experience in nature, which have been widespread since the 1990s, are influential over the achievement of knowledge and values related to nature 8 . ...
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This study aimed to determine the perceptions of students aged between 13 and 18 years regarding the environment and nature, and was conducted within the scope of a project entitled 'En-vironment and Nature Education through a Social Support Approach'. The project was conducted in Kastamonu, Kastamonu Province, Turkey, with 40 students who reside in Kastamonu Social Service and Child Protection Agency. The participants in this study were investigated using face-to-face interviews to determine their changes of perceptions towards the environment and nature. According to the results of survey, the information provided during the education program was successful in raising awareness in the participants of the ongoing global issues of the environment and nature. Nature courses provided in formal education at school are inadequate and do not make progress in anyway or help students choose professions in the future that are related to the environment and nature. Keywords: environment and nature education, Kastamonu. AIMS AND BACKGROUND There are environmental problems worldwide that include pressure on natural resources and ecosystems due to population increase, climate change, pollution, a decrease in the number of species, and access to water resources. These environmental issues can regionally, territorially, and globally integrate. Focused education from elementary school to college is necessary to properly process the meaning of nature and the environment. Environmental education that promotes interdisciplinary inquiries can be seen at all levels of education 1. The European Consultative Forum on the Environment and Sustainable Improvement states that one of the first steps towards an action responsive to the needs and interests of the people requires 'the education system and especially the agendas for teaching and learning in schools, but also A15
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