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Education (教育)

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

[ arboretum ]

Environmental education (EE) (環境教育)

Organized efforts to educate about how natural environments function and how humans manage their behavior and ecosystems fpr the sustainability of human societies.
  • awareness
  • knowledge
  • attitude
  • skills
  • evaluation ability
  • participation


= study of technology and society

Active learning (Al)

Rubric (ルーブリック)
an evaluation tool or set of guidelines used to promote the consistent application of learning expectations, learning objectives, or learning standards in the classroom, or to measure their attainment against a consistent set of criteria

[GeoPark (ジオパーク), field trip (野外実習)]

Natural education (自然教育)

Botanical garden (植物園)

= botanic garden
a garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation, research and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names
← often establshed with herbarium
Basic functions
  1. availability of plants for scientific research, including research facilities
  2. plants accurately labelled
  3. display of plant diversity and/or economic significance in form and use for student education
  4. studies in plant taxonomy

Koishikawa Botanical Garden (小石川植物園)

Experimental cultivation of sweet potatoes
Konyo Aoki conducted experimental cultivation of sweet potatos in 1735, the first trial of its kind in the Tokyo area. His success initiated sweet potato cultivation throughout Japan as an emergency crop and is commemorated by a stone monument resembling a sweet potato.well
Well of "Koishikawa Yojyosho"
The Koishikawa Yojyosho (Charitable Hospital) was opened to the poor by the Tokugawa Shogunate on 10 January 1723 at this place and had accommodation for 40 (later 170) patients. This well was installed as a part of the Yojyosho. The plentiful water springing from this well was of high quality and therefore played a valuable role in saving refugees of the Tokyo Earthquake of 1923.

Arboretum (pl. arboreta) (樹木園)

One of the botanical gardens containing living collections of woody plants
Particular, for

viticetum: grapes
pinetum: needle-leaved trees
salicetums (hortus Salix): willows
populetums: poplars
quercetums: oaks

Outreach (アウトリーチ)

An activity of providing services to any populations who might not otherwise have access to those services