Is environmental knowledge gained over millennia still relevant today? | KCET
Is environmental knowledge gained over millennia still relevant today?
Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is a body of knowledge accumulated through observation, practice, and innovation over thousands of years. TEK emphasizes relationships between an environment and its plants, animals, humans, and natural phenomena. The knowledge is shared through song, story, art, rituals, and beliefs, and is implemented through land management techniques, creating cultures that are interwoven within their natural environments. Even though "Western" science has historically dismissed TEK, there is a movement to incorporate it into current environmental thinking.
This discussion is presented in association with The Autry Museum and its California Continued exhibition.
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