Simmons, D.A., 1994, Urban children’s preferences for nature: lessons for environmental education, in: Children’s Environments, , 3
- Author : Simmons, D.A.
- Year : 1994
- Journal/Series : Children's Environments
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 3
- Pages : 194-203
- Abstract in English : The focus of this study was on urban children’s preferences for the natural environment. The goal was to describe how urban children view natural setting, what seems to interest them most, how they differentiate environments, and what seems to worry them about visiting nature. The results suggest that children perceive distinct differences in nature settings. The school site and urban nature photographic groups elicited the highest preference ratings and were by far the settings, which most exemplified the built environment. The children do like and are fascinated by nature. Trees, various animals, open space, and the presence of water seem to be particularly enjoyed. Deep woods, which illustrated ‘wild’ nature, was given the lowest preference ratings. The children in this study had also worries about Potential nature hazards (physical danger), people (kidnapping), and inconveniences (availability of facilities). KEYWORDS: children, preference, nature, safety, education.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: children, preference, nature, safety, education. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.