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Aguilar, Olivia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Given the growing attention to community environmental education (CEE), this study develops a theoretical heuristic for this approach through a retroductive process by (1) examining theories appropriate for a CEE conceptual framework; (2) testing this framework in diverse contexts to determine its viability, and (3) reconceptualizing the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Community Education, Models
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Kil, Namyun – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This study examined the effects of vicarious experiences of nature, environmental attitudes, and recreation benefits sought by participants on their support for funding of natural resources and alternative energy options. Using a national scenic trail user survey, results demonstrated that vicarious experiences of nature influenced environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Educational Experience, Correlation
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Haynes, Nia A.; Jacobson, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Using a framework based on social cognitive career theory, we conducted 38 interviews and four focus groups with college students to identify motivations and barriers faced by underrepresented groups to natural resource careers. Interviews revealed career satisfaction as the most important goal for both natural resource and a comparison of liberal…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Barriers
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England, Yuliya A.; Marcinkowski, Thomas – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
The authors describe environmental service-learning (SL) programs in Florida high schools and colleges through a statewide program census that explored (a) academic, service, and reflection program features; (b) effects of Furco's SL outcome domains on student outcomes; and (c) program partnerships. The results of the study reveal that secondary…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, State Programs, Educational Practices
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Thapa, Brijesh; Graefe, Alan R.; Meyer, Louisa A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
Given the growth in scuba diving activities and the importance of environmental education programs to alleviate the potential impacts on coral reef ecosystems, there is a need to better understand the diving community, its environmental knowledge, and subsequent behavioral actions. The purpose of this study was to explore the role or influence of…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Specialization, Environmental Education, Ecology
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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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Culen, Gerald R.; Mony, Preethi R. S. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
This research study collected data on environmental literacy and was used among Florida 4-H youth participating in nonformal environmental education activities as part of their 4-H experience. Using "The Middle School Environmental Literacy Instrument" 4-H participants were tested on several variables, which appear to be important…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Environmental Education, Student Evaluation, Data Collection
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Allen, Rodney F.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1977
After reviewing (1) the causes of the energy crisis, (2) the goals of the National energy plan developed by ERDA, and (3) three routes to bring about energy conservation; the authors present the fundamental concepts (MAIN IDEAS) from a conservation-oriented energy education curriculum developed at Florida State University. (BT)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Energy, Energy Conservation
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Stahl, Robert J.; Baker, S. Dennis – Journal of Environmental Education, 1977
Teachers in 300 randomly selected Florida middle, junior high, and senior high schools were surveyed in an effort to obtain data and determine the status of population education in the Florida schools. This article reports and analyses teacher response to that survey. (BT)
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Instruction