Training: Changing Public Behavior

The University of Wisconsin Extension, Environmental Resources Center came to Raleigh to conduct a workshop about changing public behavior. The workshop is a pilot program to apply education tools and techniques to help natural resource professionals and agencies realize water management goals. The Changing Public Behavior National Facilitation Project focuses attention on the application of social science tools to enhance the education process. Scientists, natural resource professionals, or educators can develop and use audience information to improve citizen involvement in community decision-making for water resources.

Audience Information – Oh, so important! Remember, you would never speak to a third grader the same way you speak to a high schooler. This is important for all age groups.

Even though the organizers of the workshop deal mostly with water resources, the material was useful for recycling and solid waste also. I learned tons and had some great discussions with other participants. More about this tomorrow.

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