Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis


Geography and Geosciences

Thesis Type

Honors College

First Advisor

Harlan Morehouse


Place-based education, restoration, community, stewardship, love, care


This research underscores the significance of place-based education in nurturing environmental consciousness, fostering community, and empowering individuals to become active stewards of the planet. Through a mixed-methods approach encompassing oral interviews, textual analysis, and ethnographic observation within the Fellowship for Restoration Ecologies and Cultures (REC) at the University of Vermont (UVM), the study explores how ecological understanding and community building can serve as catalysts for personal and societal change. Findings highlight the profound impact of REC on participants’ attitudes towards the environment, promoting love, attunement, and care for the natural world.

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