We "EESS" refers to organized efforts to teach how natural environments function, and particularly, how human beings can manage behavior and ecosystems to live sustainably.
It is a multi-disciplinary field integrating disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, ecology, earth science, atmospheric science, mathematics, and geography. The term often implies education within the school system, from primary to post-secondary. However, it sometimes includes all efforts to educate the public and other audiences, including print materials, websites, media campaigns, etc. Environmental education focuses on:
- Engaging with citizens of all demographics to;
- Think critically, ethically, and creatively when evaluating environmental issues.
- Make educated judgments about those environmental issues.
- Develop skills and a commitment to act independently and collectively to sustain and enhance the environment.
- To enhance their appreciation of the environment; resulting in positive environmental behavioral change.