Effectiveness of environmental education on girl middle school students in the conservation of wetlands (case study: Shour ,Shirin and Minab wetland)

Document Type : Research Article


1 Master student of Environment Education of Faculty of Environment of Tehran University

2 professor of Faculty of Environment of Tehran University


Ecosystem of wetlands have a wide range of ecosystem services for humans, which have been severely disrupted in recent decades due to their unstable human usage and are rising due to population growth. shour ,shirin and minab wetland is the coastal wetlands of Hormozgan province, whose life in the villages of the margin is dependent on the wetland. This wetland has been damaged by natural and human factors in recent years, due to its ecological, economic, social and cultural importance, the need to protect it is felt more than ever. Environmental education is the most fundamental way in protecting the environment and the beginning of the intellectual maturity of humankind, by which people consider themselves to be responsible for the protection and preservation of the environment. Due to adolescent's educational ability, the target group was the middle school students in Tiab To investigate the effectiveness of environmental education on the three components of general knowledge, the areas of destruction and threats, and the way local communities contribute to protect this wetland. The research method is descriptive and cross-sectional survey and data collection was done through a questionnaire. Validity of the questionnaire was approved by the faculty members of the environmental scientist and the Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated 0.8, which indicates that the reliability is good. Comparing the results of pre-test and post-test of students, it was determined that environmental education has a positive effect and there is a significant improvement in post-test scores all three components of the questionnaire.


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Volume 6, Issue 3
September 2019
Pages 623-630
  • Receive Date: 19 February 2019
  • Revise Date: 02 June 2019
  • Accept Date: 02 June 2019
  • First Publish Date: 23 September 2019