Novelty, Agency, Aesthetic Shifts, and Environmental Awakenings in Field Ecology
Presentation co-presented by Georgia Southern faculty member Lacey D. Huffling with Aerin Benavides, Heidi Carlone, and Catherine Matthews at North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, Madison, WI.
In a summer Herpetological Research Experience (HRE) field ecology program for youth, novelty came first. Even for those more experienced in the outdoors, there was a novelty of place, and this gave way to agentic and aesthetic shifts. For many participants, it changed the way they related to the environment.