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Mullenbach, Lauren E.; Andrejewski, Rob G.; Mowen, Andrew J. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Connecting to nature and spending time outdoors as children have been indicated as predictors of environmentally responsible behavior. This study examined whether a residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) program contributed to the development of children's connection to nature and their attitudes and involvement in spending time…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Resident Camp Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Braun, Tina; Cottrell, Richard; Dierkes, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study employs a uniquely multi-factorial, large-scale design to investigate baseline differences and the effects of a singular outdoor educational program on environmental attitudes, knowledge and behavior among primary and secondary school students educated in four different countries. Statistical modelling approaches employed country of…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Environmental Education, Comparative Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design
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Liddicoat, Kendra R.; Krasny, Marianne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) programs for youth have been shown to yield lasting autobiographical episodic memories. This article explores how past program participants have used such memories, and draws on the memory psychology literature to offer a new perspective on the long-term impacts of environmental education.…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Autobiographies, Memory
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Tanner, Dawn; Ernst, Julie – Journal of Experiential Education, 2013
Taking Action Opportunities (TAO) is a curriculum that combines guided reflection, a focus on the local environment, and innovative use of wildlife technology to empower student action toward improving the environment. TAO is experientially based and uses remote cameras as a tool for schoolyard exploration. Through TAO, students engage in research…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Photography, Outdoor Education
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Haluza-DeLay, Randolph – Journal of Experiential Education, 1999
A study examined experiences of nature among eight adolescents during a 12-day wilderness trip. The trip generated feelings of good will toward nature but no increase in environmentally responsible behaviors. Group norms emphasized social interaction and constrained attention to nature. Outdoor educators should consciously plan for transfer of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adventure Education, Attitude Change, Environmental Education
Siemer, William F. – 2001
This paper reviews the literature to outline principles and best practices for aquatic stewardship education. Stewardship education develops an internalized stewardship ethic and the skills needed for decision making and environmentally responsible actions. Successful stewardship education programs are designed to influence beliefs, values,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Conservation Education, Educational Practices, Educational Principles
Yerkes, Rita; Haras, Kathy – 1997
Outdoor education programs provide opportunities for students to become environmentally conscious citizens. However, awareness of environmental issues is not enough to preserve our world of limited natural resources. Students must also recognize their environmental responsibilities and change their behaviors accordingly. This digest reviews the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Camping, Consciousness Raising