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ISRN Education
Volume 2013, Article ID 503214, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/503214
Research Article

Effective Environmental Education through Half-Day Teaching Programmes Outside School

1Botanical Garden, University of Ulm, 89081 Ulm, Germany
2University of Education, Oberbettringer Straße 200, 73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
3Transfer Center for Neuroscience and Learning, University of Ulm, Beim Alten Fritz 2, 89075 Ulm, Germany

Received 7 February 2013; Accepted 19 May 2013

Academic Editors: A. E. Kelly, K. Y. Kuo, B. Marlow, and A. Tiberghien

Copyright © 2013 Jürgen Drissner et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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