Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education

Present and Future Perception of Urban and Suburban Riverscapes from Drawings Made by Children and Adolescents
Ana Faggi 1 * , Nora Madanes 2, Virginia Diaz Villa 2, Sophie Eisenreich 3, Jürgen Breuste 3
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1 Flores University, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
2 Buenos Aires University, ARGENTINA
3 Salzburg University, AUSTRIA
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Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2021 - Volume 17 Issue 2, Article No: e2235

Published Online: 01 Jan 2021

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ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to reveal how children portray their relationships with a nearby riverscape. We studied the differences in environmental perception by analyzing drawings at two scales: urban vs. suburban and present state vs. future visions. A total of 118 children, aged nine to 13, were asked to draw pictures of their neighboring river landscape. The elements represented were classified in four categories: biotic, abiotic, recreation and infrastructure and were analyzed using a generalized linear model. The results showed that the children perceived the current landscape as a contaminated space. The elements like garbage and dead animals were very relevant. The comparison between urban and suburban sectors showed significant differences in the biotic and infrastructure categories, and such differences were even greater between the present images and future visions. The participants had a strong attachment to nature and highly valued the riverscape as a place for recreation. Research suggests a high level of interest in environmental concern.
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