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Collins, Courtney; Corkery, Ilse; McKeown, Sean; McSweeney, Lynda; Flannery, Kevin; Kennedy, Declan; O'Riordan, Ruth – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Children comprise many of the visitors to zoos every year, yet few studies have explored the impact of a zoo visit on children's learning. This study employed a repeated measure design using data gathered from 500 questionnaires to investigate students' knowledge, attitude, and behavior before and after visiting a zoo or aquarium in Ireland. A…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Student Behavior
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Randler, Christoph; Ilg, Angelika; Kern, Janina – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The authors describe a study aimed at enhancing knowledge about amphibian species. Two classes of 3rd and 4th graders aged 9-11 years participated in the study. In addition, approximately one half of the students participated in an environmental conservation action designated to preserve migrating amphibians. During this action, students…
Descriptors: Zoology, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Fisman, Lianne – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
In this article, the author examines the effects of an urban environmental education program on children's awareness of their local biophysical environment. She examined changes in environmental awareness among 3rd- and 5th-grade participants in the Open Spaces as Learning Places program in New Haven, Connecticut. Results showed a significant…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Education, Physical Environment, Perception