Environment and Community: Caring for Our Natural Resources is a curriculum developed by UC Cooperative Extension to teach adult immigrants about the environment in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) classrooms. It was developed with participation from ESL instructors and students. Surveys were conducted to determine knowledge of and interest in the environment among ESL students and to assess changes after participation in the program. Results indicate a high level of interest in the environment. After using the Environment and Community curriculum, students experienced a significant gain in knowledge about the environment, and 63% indicated that they had implemented pro-environment behaviors.
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Drill, S., Surls, R., Aliaga, P., & DiGiovanni, F. C. (2009). Bringing the Environment into the English-as-a-Second-Language Classroom. The Journal of Extension, 47(3), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss3/13