This video goes through definitions for Environmental Education.
Environmental Education has many definitions depending on the source. It is clear that it has elements of outdoor education, outdoor play, outdoor recreation, conservation, and may include learning about: the environment, nature, natural resources, wildlife,animals, plants, fish, outdoor recreation, and the global environment.
This type of experiential learning is also linked to good teaching, parenting, family, and family relationships. Parents and teachers are taking more interest in using outdoor activities in nature to teach about conservation and the environment.
Outdoor activities spent exploring the environment helps to build a better symbiotic relationship between nature and humans.
Children and adults learn a great deal from their outdoor adventures. Each outdoor adventure helps to build critical thinking skills and leads to healthy lifestyles and scientific discovery.
There are numerous outdoor jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs who have an interest in environmental education.
Wildlife refuges, wildlife reserves, and wildlife preserves can be turned into outdoor classrooms. There is a great deal to learn from nature methods.
Natural curiosity sparks interest in natural science and learning such as biological science, earth science, nature materials, nature biotechnology, nature immunology, nature physics, nature nanotechnology, scientific exploration, and scientific breakthroughs.
The travel and tourism industry also can benefit from environmental education. Ecotourism, nature tourism, zoo travel, and nature tour, are enourmous fast growing industries.
There is a great number of people that will travel to see exotic animals, endangered animals, birds, mammals, fish and migrations. People want to learn more about wildlife and teach their children.
There is also a growing interest in nature pictures and nature photography
Owned buildings at another site may be used as alternate workspace if a building cannot be occupied. This depends upon the location of the building and whether the building would be affected by the same hazard that prevented use of the primary building. The alternate facility may be a viable business recovery strategy if the building can be configured with the required equipment or existing equipment can be configured to need business requirements.
Systems and Equipment.
Evaluate these systems to determine whether they meet the needs of the program. Identify and plan to overcome emergency communication system limitations such as weak radio or cellular service or areas where a warning system cannot be heard. Upgrading this critically important system may be required. Verify that these systems are in reliable working condition.
If fuel, battery backup power or batteries are required, make sure the system can run for the required time and chargers are available. Document how to operate these systems and mark the locations of controls. Make sure the information is available during an emergency. Many of these systems also require periodic inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with national codes and standards. Train staff so a knowledgeable person is able to operate systems and equipment.
Materials and Supplies.
Be sure to compile a list of available resources using the Emergency Response Resource Requirements and Business Continuity Resource Requirements worksheets as a guide.
Preparing for an emergency, responding to an emergency, executing business recovery strategies and other activities require resources that come from outside the business. If there were a fire in the building, you would call the fire department. Contractors and vendors may be needed to prepare a facility for a forecast storm or to help repair and restore a building, systems or equipment following an incident.
The following external resources should be identified within plan documents. Include contact information to reach them during an emergency and any additional instructions within the preparedness plan.
Public Emergency Services.
Contractors and Vendors.