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ERIC Number: EJ797132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Integrating Instructional Technologies in a Local Watershed Investigation with Urban Elementary Learners
Bodzin, Alec M.
Journal of Environmental Education, v39 n2 p47-58 Win 2008
The author describes an after-school science club program for urban 4th-grade students that integrated instructional technologies to investigate a pond ecosystem in the local schoolyard. The author conducted a design-based evaluation study to examine the effectiveness of the program in promoting environmental attitudes and understandings of the local watershed. Students used Web-based GIS maps and Google Earth visualizations to understand the geographic nature of their watershed. Results indicate that participation in the long-term pond investigation enhanced environmental attitudes, promoted a sense of environmental stewardship, and fostered responsible environmental behavior. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A