ERIC Number: EJ1035193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Insect Identification Educational Volunteers Created in Train-the-Trainer Workshops in Oregon and Washington
Corp, Mary K.; Rondon, Silivia I.; Van Vleet, Stephen M.
Journal of Extension, v51 n3 Article 3TOT8 Jun 2013
The "train-the-trainer" model successfully created volunteer educators in insect identification. Intensive training programs prepared 71 individuals during 2 1/2-day (20 hour) training sessions. Trainees included university Extension faculty (13), agricultural professionals (13), and certified Master Gardeners (45). The sessions were intense, hands-on learning in insect identification. A post-training survey demonstrated that 1 year post training trainees had conducted insect education (86%) and provided identification services (96%). About 700 community service hours by the trainees had been conducted. The key to success was volunteers with prior training in agronomy and/or gardening, plus an established track record in volunteerism.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Training, Trainers, Volunteers, Entomology, Extension Agents, Agricultural Occupations, Gardening, Experiential Learning, Identification, Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Workshops, Clinics, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon; Washington