This research presents results of survey polls in which 260 students of the Faculty of Agriculture and Economy at the Agriculture Sciences University in Krakow participated. The survey is comprised of open-end questions. This re-search indicates that beginning of formation of ecological consciousness is estab-lised in the period of elementary school, including childhood years and kinder-garden. Environmental attitudes are well developed during college years. Ecology is most often associated with principal environmental protection, environmental protection supported by adequate tasks, as a type of attitude and lifestyle, as well as a science which pertains to the interactions between individual organisms and the environment. Among subjects which shape certain pro-environmental attitudes we should mention ecology, biomonitoring and monitoring of environment, envi-ronment protection, ecological farming, protection of nature and waste manage-ment.