ERIC Number: EJ1061263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
The Carbon Cycle: Teaching Youth about Natural Resource Sustainability
Warren, William A.
Journal of Extension, v53 n1 Article 1IAW7 Feb 2015
The carbon cycle was used as a conceptual construct for organizing the curriculum for a youth summer camp on natural resource use and sustainability. Several studies have indicated the importance of non-traditional youth education settings for science education and understanding responsible natural resource use. The Sixth Grade Forestry Tour, a long-standing youth natural resource education summer camp in Idaho conducted by Extension, was used to test the efficacy of this approach in 2013, with positive results that suggest continued development of this concept for future years and in other settings.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, Grade 6, Extension Education, Outdoor Education, Concept Teaching, Behavioral Objectives, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Pretests Posttests, Student Attitudes, Summer Science Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho