ERIC Number: EJ771666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 36
An Elementary School Environmental Education Field Trip: Long-Term Effects on Ecological and Environmental Knowledge and Attitude Development
Farmer, James; Knapp, Doug; Benton, Gregory M.
Journal of Environmental Education, v38 n3 p33-42 Spr 2007
Using phenomenological analysis, the authors examined the long-term effects of an environmental education school field trip on fourth grade elementary students who visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The authors' findings suggest that one year after the experience, many students remembered what they had seen and heard and had developed a perceived proenvironmental attitude. The authors discuss the phenomenological analysis, cite interviews with students, and draw conclusions on the effect of the field trip.
Descriptors: Grade 4, Parks, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Elementary Education, Phenomenology, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
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