The DUST model was inspired by the framework outlined in: 'A Framework for Environmental Education Strategies By M. Munroe and K. Beidenweg, Article in Applied Environmental Education and Communication An International Journal · 07.07
Useful ideas, programmes and resources
There are many ways to teach Environmental Education. Here we look at various approaches which can include different themes such as:
Learning outside the classroom: zoos, nature parks, aquariums, farm parks
Learning about eco-systems and habitats- within the school, local area, nationally
Learning about wildlife - within the school grounds, in the local area, nationally, worldwide
Learning about the atmosphere and energy
Protecting the oceans - learning about pollution and ways to keep our oceans clean; learning about plastic and how to reduce the use of plastic and protect oceans from it.
Explore this range of strategies and approaches and see which one suits your setting best.
Eco Schools programme: tried and tested route to success
The Eco-Schools programme is excellent for embedding environmental education into the curriculum. It has a range of topics, which include children in the decision making and actions across the school in a practical and workable way.