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Lin, Veronica J.; Ardoin, Nicole M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
Individuals increasingly rely on digital media technologies to learn about and access new information. Yet, despite the dramatic rise in electronic media use among youth and adults, our understanding of its impact, opportunities, and challenges within environmental education remains limited, especially in home contexts. Using a learning ecology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Family Environment, Family Role, Environmental Education
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Ardoin, Nicole M.; Bowers, Alison W.; Roth, Noelle Wyman; Holthuis, Nicole – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Many practitioners and researchers describe academic and environmental benefits of environmental education for kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) students. To consider the empirical underpinnings of those program descriptions, we systematically analyzed the peer-reviewed literature (1994-2013), focusing on outcomes of environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Ardoin, Nicole M.; Heimlich, Joe E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
This article presents data from a mixed-methods study that collected data through surveys (n = 656), interviews (n = 15), and discussion groups (n = 75) to explore the use of social strategies such as education and outreach by non-governmental organizations and government agencies to reach outcomes related to biodiversity conservation and resource…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Public Agencies, Discussion Groups, Biodiversity
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Ardoin, Nicole M.; Bowers, Alison W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Despite public support, environmental education (EE) is rarely a priority for funders, even those interested in the environment or education. We examined reasons behind the paucity of EE funding, focusing on U.S. foundations, which are one of the largest sources of support for environmental efforts. We analyzed historical giving data and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Public Support, Climate, Financial Support
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Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B.; Ardoin, Nicole M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The NorthBay Adventure Center offers five-day residential programs that meld environmental and character education using experiential techniques and multi-media messaging. This article explores the influences of these programs on urban and non-urban middle-school participants in three areas: character development and leadership; environmental…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Urban Schools, Environmental Education, Residential Programs
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Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B.; Ardoin, Nicole M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The authors explored the influences of 3- and 5-day residential environmental education programs at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (TN) on participants' connections with nature, environmental stewardship, interest in learning and discovery, and awareness of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and biodiversity. The authors found…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Parks, Biodiversity, Retention (Psychology)