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ERIC Number: EJ885402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Evaluation of One- and Two-Day Forestry Field Programs for Elementary School Children
Powers, Amy L.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v3 n1 p39-46 2004
The methods and findings from a program evaluation of a forestry field visit for second grade students are detailed in this article. A pretest, posttest methodology was used to determine changes in students' (n = 133) attitudes and knowledge before and after the field experience(s). Interviews and surveys were conducted with students, teachers (n = 7), and staff (n = 13) to provide context for the test data. The most revealing finding was that socioeconomic factors outweighed the visit-length, with the largest gains for both knowledge and attitudes made by students who participated for only one day but hailed from communities with less access to forestry settings at home and school. Recommendations for program development are provided. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont