ERIC Number: EJ792186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Evaluation of the Wonders in Nature-Wonders in Neighborhoods Conservation Education Program: Stakeholders Gone Wild!
New Directions for Evaluation, n108 p29-46 Win 2005
Wonders in Nature-Wonders in Neighborhoods ((W.I.N.-W.I.N.) has been providing wild-life related conservation education to schoolchildren throughout the Denver metropolitan area since 1996. Specifically designed for students in early childhood education classes through fifth grade, W.I.N.-W.I.N. is intended to heighten children's awareness and understanding of the natural world. The W.I.N.-W.I.N. program is an excellent illustration of the myriad relationships that can exist between nonformal education providers and their clients or audiences. At the broadest level, it illustrates a group of nonformal educational organizations (the Denver Zoo, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and the thirty-nine partner sites) delivering educational services to a formal education client (twenty-five elementary schools in the metropolitan Denver area). Using this complex and multifaceted program as a case study, this article illustrates the various ways in which stakeholders can be involved in the development and implementation of an evaluation system in a setting that crosses formal and nonformal education boundaries.
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Nonformal Education, Conservation Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Schools, Case Studies, Parks, Audiences, Metropolitan Areas, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation
Jossey Bass. Available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Tel: 800-825-7550; Tel: 201-748-6645; Fax: 201-748-6021; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/browse/?type=JOURNAL
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado