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dc.contributor.authorReis, Catarina Schreck-
dc.contributor.authorMarchante, Hélia-
dc.contributor.authorFreitas, H.-
dc.contributor.authorMarchante, Elizabete-
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-24T10:41:30Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-24T10:41:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/25589-
dc.description.abstractInvasive species are one of the main threats to biodiversity worldwide. Even though they are identified and recognized as such by the Portuguese law, the majority of the population is not yet aware of this problem. Aiming to increase awareness about biological invasions among young students, a workshop on Invasive Plant Species was organized at the Botanical Museum of the University of Coimbra. A total of 170 teenager students from five schools participated in the workshop. Three activities were prepared, focusing on: (1) identification of invasive plants, (2) competition between native and invasive plants and (3) control of invasive plants. One year later, questionnaires were sent to the participants, aiming to appraise workshop effectiveness, and this questionnaire revealed that these students know more about invasive plant species than a comparable group of students that did not participate in the workshop. The results clearly showed that practical informal education activities may be effective in raising public awareness. Questionnaires were essential to evaluate the knowledge acquired and retained by the students during the workshop.por
dc.description.sponsorshipThis workshop was supported by FCT-MCTES (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) and European fund FEDER, project INVADER II—Invasion processes, control and restoration of coastal ecosystems invaded by Acacia longifolia—PPCDT/AMB/61387/ 2004.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherTaylor & Francispor
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectBiodiversitypor
dc.subjectBiological invasionspor
dc.subjectEnvironmental and scientific educationpor
dc.subjectEvaluation of practical activitiespor
dc.subjectQuestionnairespor
dc.titlePublic Perception of Invasive Plant Species: Assessing the impact of workshop activities to promote young students’ awarenesspor
dc.typearticlepor
degois.publication.firstPage690por
degois.publication.lastPage712por
degois.publication.issue4por
degois.publication.titleInternational Journal of Science Educationpor
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09500693.2011.610379#.U1jogKIvDRgpor
dc.peerreviewedYespor
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09500693.2011.610379-
degois.publication.volume35por
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.fulltextCom Texto completo-
item.grantfulltextopen-
crisitem.author.deptFaculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra-
crisitem.author.researchunitCentre for Functional Ecology-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-1303-7489-
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