What is the Environment? | SHE-ensya Lecture Series (Environment)

Hello Science Fans!

We talk a lot about the environment in this blog, mostly because we love it so much.

The environment is our source food, water, air, and pretty much EVERYTHING we need. But did you know that a lot of us actually have a skewed understanding of the environment?

In this video, we talk about what the environment really is. We also share some important data we collected that looks at how our youth views the environment — and how much of it is shaped by lessons they learned in school, at home, through social media, and the internet.

The data presented in this study shows one of the earliest research I’ve done at the nexus of ecology, science education, and science communication. It has helped me realize that we need to talk about the environment — and science, in general — more outside of the confines of the classroom. It also helped me understand that beyond asking our students to memorize facts and information, it is more important that we inspire them to care about things: about each other, about the world around them, and about proper decision-making that ensures we create the best solutions to our problems.

This video is also a call for us to talk about the environment more, because the more it features in our minds (and hearts) the higher the chance that we get inspired to do something to help take care of it.

If you want to check if your understanding of the environment is right, OR if you want to help others understand the environment more, then this video is for you!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

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