ERIC Number: ED245890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Project WILD Evaluation Final Report of Field Test.
Fleming, M. Lynette
The primary purpose of this evaluation was to discover what effect Project WILD had on students and teachers. These effects included changes in student learning and attitudes about wildlife as well as teachers' reactions to the Project WILD implementation and materials. The project was field tested in three states, in three demographic areas (rural, suburban, and urban), and across all elementary and secondary grade levels. Subjects included 259 teachers and over 6000 students. A comparison was also made of the two methods of disseminating project materials to find out which was best for students and teachers. Results indicate that the project had a definite impact on students and teachers. Students showed significant gains in learning and developed attitudes toward wildlife that were consistent with project goals. Teachers found the activities stimulating and worthwhile in their classes, and were able to integrate them into their curricula. However, effects of the project were not uniform. Secondary teachers and students experienced only limited success with the project compared to elementary teachers and students. Six recommendations are offered based on these and other findings. (Evaluation instruments used are included in an appendix.) (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Environmental Education Council.
Identifiers: Environmental Education Research; Project WILD