Environmental Education for All
The twentieth anniversary of the original Earth Day, Earth Day 1990, was a major success in terms of both involvement and coverage. The 1990 Earth Day celebration united people in countries on all seven continents in unprecedented numbers to voice their concerns for environmental issues. The event marked the beginning of a decade of increasing activism and participation. This hand drawn 'zine for Earth Day 1990, part of the Florida State University Center for Participant Education Collection, highlights some of the topics of concern at the time: trees, hunger, pesticides, water, and energy.
These are a small example of Florida ecology pamphlets and brochures that were produced around the 1990’s and preserved as part of the Florida State University Science Education Curriculum Development Collection. They demonstrate the value placed on educating the public about issues concerning Florida’s unique ecosystems and precious natural resources. After languishing and losing momentum since the boom in the 1970’s, environmental awareness was on the rise again in the 90’s, especially in areas of the United States rich in natural resources.