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Kiewra, Lydia; Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Hemby, Tyler; Browning, Matthew H. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
Do more natural settings improve students' learning? We collected surveys immediately following 283 U.S.-based environmental education (EE) field trip programs for youth and used land cover data to examine the relationship between levels of naturalness, defined as the percentage of natural land cover of the EE field trip site, and student learning…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Field Trips, Outcomes of Education, Race
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Anderson, Kelley C.; Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2022
Evaluation has not been used to its fullest potential in environmental education (EE). Pressures from external stakeholders can cause organizations to focus on reporting requirements at the expense of conducting evaluations that support programmatic improvement. Understanding practitioners' satisfaction with their evaluation processes and the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Pratson, Daniel; Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Positive motivation to perform work tasks has been associated with better performance and outcomes in both the organizational and informal education literature. In environmental education (EE), this means that more motivated instructors are likely to provide better programs for their participants. In this exploratory study across 15 states in the…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Teacher Motivation, Teachers, Environmental Education
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Frensley, B. Troy; Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
In this study, we explore the influence of student engagement on middle school students' environmental literacy outcomes at a residential environmental education (EE) program. We observed 80 lessons and 17 educators, observing six measures related to engagement. We also administered immediate post-experience surveys measuring students'…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Learner Engagement, Environmental Education, Outcomes of Education
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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)