Campus Units

Education, School of, Extension and Outreach

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

51

Issue

5

Abstract

Since its inception, Extension has focused on helping individuals, families, and communities change economic, environmental, and social conditions. Over the organization's history, environmental condition change programming has been mostly the purview of natural resource educators and less often conducted by family and consumer science professionals. There is no evidence of a comprehensive approach to environmental education in Extension linked to family development. In addition, no evidence was found of any Extension educators conducting environmental education with the family unit as the audience. The Family-Environment Connection initiative created by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to fill this gap.

Comments

This article is published as Santiago, A., Franz, N., Chrisstoffel, R., Cooper, K., & Schmitt, B. (2013). “The Family-Environment Connection: Filling a Nation-Wide Program Gap.” Journal of Extension,51(5). extension number: 5IAW3. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of Extension

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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