ERIC Number: ED463933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Defining Best Practices in Boating, Fishing, and Stewardship Education.
Fedler, Anthony J., Ed.
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) aims to increase participation in recreational boating and fishing and thereby increase public awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of aquatic natural resources. This document contains a summary and 11 commissioned papers from an RBFF workshop to create guidelines for best educational practices in fishing, boating, and aquatic stewardship programs. Following a preface by Bruce E. Matthews, the papers are: (1) "Fishing, Boating, and Aquatic Stewardship Education: Framework and Best Practices Recommendations" (Anthony J. Fedler); (2) "Best Practices for Curriculum, Teaching, and Evaluation Components of Aquatic Stewardship Education" (William F. Siemer); (3) "Elements of Effective Environmental Education Programs" (Julie A. Athman, Martha C. Monroe); (4) "The Right Tools for the Job: How Can Aquatic Resource Education Succeed in the Classroom?" (Rosanne W. Fortner); (5) "Guidelines for Best Practices in Aquatic, Fisheries, and Environmental Education" (Michaela Zint); (6) "Best Practices in Boater Safety Education" (Alan R. Graefe); (7) "Defining Best Practices in Boating, Fishing, and Stewardship Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Reaching Diverse Audiences" (Myron F. Floyd); (8) "An Overview of an Issue and Action Instruction Program for Stewardship Education" (Tom Marcinkowski); (9) "Outdoor and Risk Educational Practices" (Marni Goldenberg); (10) "Water-Based Outdoor Recreation and Persons with Disabilities" (Jo-Ellen Ross); (11) "Recommended Educational Practices for Youth Environmental Education from a 4-H Youth Development Perspective" (Kathleen E. Vos); and (12) "Best Practices in Marine and Coastal Science Education: Lessons Learned from a National Estuarine Research Reserve" (Janice D. McDonnell). (Contains references in each paper.) (SV)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Water Resources, Workshops
For full text: http://www.rbff.org/educational/BPE1.pdf or http://www.rbff.org/educational/reports.cfm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Alexandria, VA.