In this paper I illustrate how an increased demand for the communication of environmental knowledges in contemporary society can be understood using ideas purported by the risk society thesis. In order to deepen these connections and understandings I discuss how trust, and by association doubt, are constructed by examining the interesting, though little explored example of young people. Drawing on empirical work at a botanical garden with over 150 young people between 6 and 12 years old, I provide insights into the use and negotiation of trust and doubt in practice. © 2004 Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Jones, V. (2004). Communicating environmental knowledges: Young people and the risk society. Social and Cultural Geography, 5(2), 213-228. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649360410001690222