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ERIC Number: EJ950203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Evaluating the Effects of Environmental Education Programming on Connectedness to Nature
Ernst, Julie; Theimer, Stefan
Environmental Education Research, v17 n5 p577-598 2011
With a growing movement to re-connect children to nature, an understanding of the ability of environmental education (EE) programs to foster connectedness to nature is needed. The purpose of this exploratory quantitative study is to determine the effect of seven EE programs on participants' connectedness to nature. Results from the 385 children who participated in this study suggest two of the programs may be associated with a significant increase in connectedness to nature; however, due to the limitations of the study and a potential "ceiling effect" of high initial levels of connectedness, further research is needed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A