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close this bookEnvironmental Education in the Schools (Peace Corps, 1993)
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"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

-Theodore Roosevelt

We'd like to thank the many friends and colleagues who helped us develop this environmental education manual for Peace Corps.

Our first thanks goes to our creative designer Leslie Eichner LeFranc, who took a huge mess of a manuscript and turned it into a beautifully designed book. We'd also like to thank Nancy Miller, who worked with Leslie's design and spent hours (and hours and hours) at the Mac expertly formatting the text, scanning art, and integrating the design to create the final draft. Without Leslie's and Nancy's dedication and skill, this book would not have been possible.

We are especially grateful to the following colleagues who took the time to review the draft, discuss ideas, and offer comments about how to improve: Dr. Randy Champeau, Professor, Environmental Education, University of Wisconsin; Peggy Cowan, Education Specialist, Alaska Department of Education; Scott Eckert, Director of Interpretation, Dry Tortugas National Park, Dr. Sam Ham, Professor, School of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences, University of Idaho; Dr. Lou Iozzi, Dean of Science Education, Cook College, Rutgers University; Ed McCrea, Executive Director, North American Association for Environmental Education; Kathy McGlauflin, Vice President, Education, Project Learning Tree, Dr. Martha Monroe, Environmental Education Consultant; Dr. Bill Stapp, Professor, Natural Resources, University of Michigan, Diane Wood, Vice-President, Latin American and the Caribbean, World Wildlife Fund.

Special thanks go to Jody Marshall, Robin D. Grove, Meryl Hall, Alma Lowry, Sara Lustbader, Lori Mann, and Barbara Pitman, who reviewed various drafts and offered advice and support along the way.

We'd also like to thank Dr. Mary Schleppegrell, former Education Specialist with the Office of Training and Program Support (OTAPS); Drew Burnett, Environmental Education Specialist, OTAPS; Therese Glowacki, Natural Resource Specialist, OTAPS; Kathy Rulon, Education Specialist, OTAPS; Barbara Ferris, WID Coordinator, OTAPS; Mary Jo Larson, Education Specialist, OTAPS; Pete Coursey, Program and Training Officer for the PACEM Region of Peace Corps; Paul Vitale, Urban Coordinator, OTAPS; and Ana Rosa Ortiz, Associate Peace Corps Director, Honduras. All offered great comments and support throughout the development of the manual.

A very special thanks go to David Wolfe, Director of Peace Corps' Information and Collection Exchange (ICE), for his patience and support throughout the development of this manual and for his excellent editorial suggestions. We also appreciate everything Judy Benjamin and the other editorial experts on the ICE staff did to help get this manual printed.

We'd also like to thank George Mahaffey, Manager of the Environment Sector, for his continuing support of environmental education activities around the world and for his commitment to maintaining high quality environmental programming in all regions.

On a more personal note, David would like to thank Sidwell Friends School for supporting his international environmental education activities and providing so much guidance and on-going support. He would especially like to thank headmaster Earl Harrison, middle school principal Bob Williams, and teaching colleague Dan Bogan. And Judy would like to dedicate this book to the memory of her father, Harry Braus, who spent his life working for human rights, education, and everything the Peace Corps stands for.

And finally, we'd like to acknowledge all the Peace Corps Volunteers and country staff from around the world who helped us, directly and indirectly, by sharing their views on environmental education and for the work they continually do on behalf of the environment to help make the world a better place for all of us.

Judy Braus
David Wood