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Integration of Marine and Coastal Geo-Biodiversity in Environmental Education Through Earth System Science and Social Learning Approaches

  • Denise de La Corte BacciEmail author
  • Maria da Glória Motta Garcia
  • Christine Laure Marie Bourotte
  • Vânia Maria Nunes dos Santos
Chapter
Part of the Brazilian Marine Biodiversity book series (BMB)

Abstract

In this chapter, we will review the concept of geodiversity, highlighting the geologic characteristics of the rocky shores in Brazil, the main coastal dynamic processes, and the link between geodiversity and biodiversity in the landscape features considering biophysical aspects of the coast. Secondly, we will discuss the role of environmental education in terms of ecological degradation and conflicts in coastal and other environments, such as urban sprawl, segregation, traffic congestion, habitat degradation, urban heat island effect, and water pollution. In this complex system, we understand that education based on earth system science and the social learning approach can help to clarify environmental issues and contribute to citizens’ education towards a sustainable society.

Keywords

Geodiversity Environmental education Social learning Earth system Complexity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denise de La Corte Bacci
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria da Glória Motta Garcia
    • 1
  • Christine Laure Marie Bourotte
    • 1
  • Vânia Maria Nunes dos Santos
    • 1
  1. 1.Núcleo de Apoio à Pesquisa – Geohereditas - Instituto de GeociênciasUniversity of São Paulo (USP)São PauloBrazil

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