Model of Environmental Education
The objective of this study is to promote a model of environmental education. The sample group in this survey study composed of to 1077 tourists in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. In a questionnaire, the tourists were requested to provide samples of their satisfying natural curiosity of individuals, enhancing environmental awareness, and strengthening visitor’s pro-conservation values and to detail how thesevariablespredicted environmental education. The data analysis used the structural equation model (SEM).Based on the statistical analyses, the most important finding of this research was that tourist satisfying natural curiosity of individuals, enhancing environmental awareness, and strengthening pro-conservation values, had predictive effects on environmental education. The tourist satisfying natural curiosity of individuals was described by knowledge improvement of the tourists about nature, positive attitude toward environment, skill improvement about environment, and environmental curiosity met.Enhancing environmental awareness was supported by awareness improvement of the tourists to take care the environments well, awareness improvement of the tourists not to destroy the environments, awareness improvement of the tourists not to use the environments excessively, and awareness improvement of the tourists to take care the cleanliness of the environments. Strengthening visitor’s pro-conservation values was estimated by maintaining existing environmental values, responsibility of environmental management, managing environment suitable with regulation established, and using environment on the basis of conservation values.This study contributes practically by supplying a model for environmental education. Using this model, the tourist environmental education can be enhanced to preventenvironmental destruction. This study can offer the environmental sustainability through the model of environmental education.