ERIC Number: EJ1022126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Sharing Tails®: A State-Wide Public Outreach Program Teaching Children about Native Arizona Fish
Pacey, Carol A.; Marsh, Paul C.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v12 n4 p254-260 2013
Limited public outreach programs about Arizona native fish exist and those that do are passive, fee-based, or Web-oriented, while others limit their geographic range. The program this article addresses sought to improve this situation with development of a state-wide outreach program with a goal to educate Arizona's children about native fish with an objective to generate excitement about these fish in elementary school children. Through on-site school visits using multimedia, interactive play, and hands-on activities, the Sharing Tails® program educated 33,285 students about native fish from January 2009 through May 2011.
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Teaching Methods, Wildlife, Multimedia Instruction, Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness, Environmental Education, Questionnaires, Animals, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten; Grade 1; Grade 2; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona