Provoking EcoJustice—Taking Citizen Science and Youth Activism Beyond the School Curriculum

Part of the Environmental Discourses in Science Education book series (EDSE, volume 1)


In this three-part chapter, the authors draw on their own educational experiences to exemplify how ecojustice, citizen science, and youth activism come together to be enacted in three different (but interconnected) settings: a youth expedition to the Arctic (Part I), a class of elementary student teachers working on a media project in collaboration with a local aboriginal community (Part II), and a lesson on the social aspects of “genetic disorders” with a class of high school biology student teachers (Part III). Adopting a broader definition of education (in opposition to schooling) across all sections, we seek to illustrate ways in which teachers, students, and community members can collaboratively expand the implications of science education for promoting a society that is more socio-environmentally sound.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuliano Reis
    • 1
  • Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
    • 1
  • Lisa Glithero
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.ChelseaCanada

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