Changing Public Behavior
Forum 1.6 Connect outreach to situation
Forum 1.6 Connect outreach to the environmental situation
Identifying the environmental problem and target audience is the first step in planning for behavior change. Review the following 3 sample scenarios. For each,
- Imagine the environmental problem that might be demonstrated by the photo.
- Then identify the potential audience. Who is affected by the problem? Who can influence the situation?
There is no one right answer. These photos are action examples to get you thinking.
Share your answers about each slide with other course participants using the dialogue boxes below. You may find it helpful to open a second copy of Forum 1.6 in another tab in your browser, so that you can look at the photos while participating in the forum. The photos have also been repeated in related discussion boxes.
As we think about our work in this way, we are focusing on the human dimension of natural resources.
USER WARNING: Try the activity without looking at the next sentence. But if you are curious, examples are from a manure spill management course, a hog waste lagoon, and an invasive species control class.