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Covitt, Beth A.; Gunckel, Kristin L.; Anderson, Charles W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
The authors developed a framework of empirically grounded curricular goals for water-science literacy and documented the challenges that students face in achieving these goals. Water-related environmental science literacy requires an understanding of connected natural and human-engineered systems at multiple scales ranging from atomic-molecular…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Water, Environmental Education, Physical Environment
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Kruse, Cara K.; Card, Jaclyn A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
In this study, the authors examined the effects of a conservation education camp program offered through one zoo education department. The conservation education program included 4 levels of camps with increasing levels of animal husbandry. Campers rated their conservation knowledge, attitude, and behavior prior to, immediately after, and 1 month…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Recreational Facilities, Animal Husbandry, Conservation Education
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Bizerril, Marcelo X. A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
In this study, the author evaluated Brazilian students' environmental perceptions of Cerrado (savanna-like vegetation). The author administered tests of knowledge and perception of the Cerrado biome's wildlife to students of different social classes. The students (age range: 11-17 years) generally exhibited low identification with the region, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Biodiversity