Botanic gardens can positively influence visitors’ environmental attitudes

  title={Botanic gardens can positively influence visitors’ environmental attitudes},
  author={Sophie J. Williams and Julia P G Jones and James M Gibbons and Colin P Clubbe},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
Abstract Botanic gardens often highlight public education as a priority. Increasing knowledge about biodiversity conservation is a frequently stated aim of environmental education. This is often based on the assumption that increasing knowledge may generate positive environmental attitudes. We investigate the relationship between knowledge and environmental attitudes and whether visits to botanic gardens alter visitors’ ecological knowledge and environmental attitudes. We surveyed 1054 visitors… Expand

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