Effect of contact with nature during childhood on environmental attitudes, ecological behavior and environmental citizenship behavior

Project lead

Nicole Bauer


Marcel Hunziker

Project duration

2019 - 2021

Cooperation Financing

Societies face major environmental problems, and it is widely agreed that in order to meet Europe's sustainability objectives, significant behavior change is required. Education has been shown to be a fundamental instrument that contributes to behavioral changes, and children are an especially important target group for education for Environmental Citizenship (EC). While there is much knowledge about adult environmentalism, the research on children's EA and EB is far more limited yet. Based on the review of literature we propose a project with the aim to assess the impact of a multitude of different settings on EA and EB/Environmental Citizenship Behavior (ECB).