ERIC Number: EJ709780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
Reference Count: 15
Evaluation of the Environmental Education Program at the New Jersey School of Conservation
Smith-Sebasto, N. J.; Semrau, Heidi J.
Journal of Environmental Education, v36 n1 p3 Fall 2004
The authors present the findings of an evaluation of the residential environmental education program offered by the New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC). Sixth-grade students (n = 419) from a large, central New Jersey school district participated in a 4-day/3-night experience. The Children's Attitudes Toward the Environment Scale (L. M. Musser & A. J. Malkus, 1994) was used to assess the effect of the NJSOC program on the student' attitudes toward the environment. A complementary phase of the research involved using qualitative methods of inquiry to evaluate the effectiveness of NJSOC programs experienced by the students in meeting selected missions of the NJSOC.
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Conservation (Environment), Program Evaluation, Environmental Education, Grade 6, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey