Often, students disassociate their role as citizens living in a democracy from their current role as students and, eventually, their role as natural resource professionals. There is a need in natural resources education to re-associate these roles. The question is how to do it in a way that is meaningful to students. In 1999, the Colleges of Natural Resources and Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota embarked on a three-year project with the Hong Kong Institute of Education to develop educational programs related to civic responsibility, moral development, and environmental and natural resources education.
Anderson, Dorothy H.
"Role of civic responsibility in learning and thinking about natural resources,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 9, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol9/iss1/7