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Worker, Steven M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, Lynn; Ambrose, Andrea; Brian, Kelley; Schoenfelder, Emily; Smith, Martin H. – Journal of Extension, 2017
The California 4-H Science Leadership Team conducted a statewide assessment to evaluate the needs of county-based 4-H programs related to the key areas of the 4-H Science Initiative: program development and design, professional development, curricula, evaluation, partnerships, and fund development. The use of multiple qualitative data sources…
Descriptors: Science Education, Youth Programs, Needs Assessment, Qualitative Research
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Fissore, Cinzia; Duran, Daniel F.; Russell, Robert – Journal of Extension, 2015
This article describes current practices and needs associated with water and gas conservation among Southern California greenhouse growers, Post-Harvest Processors (PHPs), and agricultural associations. Two communication forums were held with the goal of educating the local gas company and small growers and PHPs on the most compelling needs and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Agricultural Production, Sustainability, Energy Management
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Rilla, Ellen; Reedy, James – Journal of Extension, 1993
Extension educators in Fairfield, California, worked with nontraditional clientele to develop a training program to encourage citizen participation. The analytical problem-solving model and interactive group processes helped city government staff eager to deal with the public in a proactive manner. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Curriculum Development, Extension Education