Understanding Behaviour Environmental Education Water Resources Model of Outdoor Study on Community of "Osing" at Banyuwangi District East Java Indonesia*

Ach. Fatchan, Hadi Soekamto, Ach. Amirudin, Alifia Nudia


Behavior-based preservation of the environment surrounding local knowledge is very good for environmental education for the community. As well as society of "Osing" in District of Banyuwangi maintain the water resources on the basis of local traditions. Purpose of this study was to understand the community actions "Osing" in Banyuwangi in managing environmental water resources based on local wisdom. "Osing" is a native of Banyuwangi Regency, East Java. They are a sub-tribe of Java. This study used a qualitative approach with a knife constructionistic approach analysis. Subjects of study include the "Osing" and community leaders. Analysis of data using an interactive model. The results showed as follows: First, the location of the research is the village that has the most water sources in Banyuwangi, a number of 27 pieces. Second, the behavior of the environmental education of  "Osing" shown in various acts of local wisdom, namely: the tradition of ritual "rebo wakesan", "slametan", “sesajen” or "offerings", “tolak balak” or "starting reinforcements", making "jeding" or water reservoir, and the tradition of “gugur gunung” or "autumn mountain" is clean-up measures in the area of ​​water resources. In their understanding, "cutting down trees means disastrous". Every tree and water sources must be something keeping. The keeping or guard is the "ghost" or "spirits". If someone cut trees will be plagued by "ghost" and got a disaster.

Keywords: environmental education, society "Osing", and water resources

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