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PhD student at Comparative and International Development Education
In July 2022, I traveled to Ecuador to conduct a pilot study on the attitudes, values, and practices shaping environmental education (EE) in the coastal province of Manabí, Ecuador.
Over the course of three and a half weeks, I traveled to three distinct areas of Manabí: the northern coast, which was most impacted by the 2016 earthquake, and is home to one of the most threatened forests in Ecuador; the central region, which is rich in both small scale and industrial agriculture, and includes the urban centers of Manta and Portoviejo, and the southern coast, which has an economy dependent on both fishing and tourism. I also spent a few days in Quito, which is the center of government policies for both education and the environment.
As part of this pilot study, I conducted 21 semi structured interviews with local educators, conservationists, and other residents.Interview questions addressed topics of environment,sustainability, ecotourism, livelihoods, EE, and climate change. Through coding and analysis of these interviews, I will work to identify the key attitudes, values, and practices shaping EE in coastal Ecuador, as well as explore avenues for future research and collaboration.