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Lee, Hannah; Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Studies of individual environmental education (EE) field trip programs have found that pre-visit preparation and post-visit follow-up activities can enhance desired student outcomes. We examined these relationships across a broad sample of single-day EE field trip programs for adolescent youth (grades 5-8) across the United States. We measured…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Learning Activities, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education
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Munkebye, Eli; Scheie, Eldri; Gabrielsen, Anja; Jordet, Arne; Misund, Stig; Nergård, Tone; Øyehaug, Anne Bergljot – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Education for sustainable development (ESD) provides crucial opportunities for young people to be involved in complex sustainability issues. This study contributes to existing knowledge about primary school teachers' approaches to ESD across a range of subjects. Norwegian schools can join the Sustainable Backpack programme (SBP), which supports…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Curriculum, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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Dale, Ryan G.; Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Garst, Barry A. – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Environmental education (EE) typically occurs in natural settings, which research suggests may enhance learning outcomes. Although field trips are commonly used to teach EE, few studies have isolated the influence of different setting characteristics for enhancing participant outcomes during an EE field trip. According to the literature, certain…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Frensley, Brandon Troy; Moore, DeWayne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
While multiple valid measures exist for assessing outcomes of environmental education (EE) programs, the field lacks a comprehensive and logistically feasible common instrument that can apply across diverse programs. We describe a participatory effort for identifying and developing crosscutting outcomes for Environmental Education in the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adolescents, Educational Innovation, Best Practices
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Bergman, Brenda Gail – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This study investigates whether consistent effects on students' environmental attitudes, awareness, and behavioral intentions could be discerned in an initiative that supports environmental education (EE) designed at the classroom level. Students of grades four, five, and seven participated in an assessment at the beginning and end of the school…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Student Attitudes, Intention, Student Behavior