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North Port Friends of Wildlife
Jan. 29, 2020, Wednesday, North Port Friends of Wildlife is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Jennifer Jones at 6pm at the Shannon Staub Library located at 4675 Career Lane, North Port, FL.
Summary of talk: Environmental education creates positive outcomes for Southwest Florida by helping people form personal connections to nature, leading to better environmental behaviors and outcomes.
FGCU is leading the region in environmental education by training K-12 teachers, researching new models of outreach, and engaging community leaders. Come learn how we are creating positive change through the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, part of FGCU's new endeavor, The Water School.
Dr. Jennifer Jones is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. Her research and teaching interests focus on the relationships between people and nature, including political ecology, biodiversity conservation, global food sustainability, and environmental governance. She previously served on the faculty of Virginia Tech, Williams College, and the University of Tennessee. Additional experiences include appointments as President & CEO of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont and as a Program Director for the International Honors Program, part of World Learning, where she managed study abroad programs on six continents. She currently serves on several Commissions for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).