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Assessing An Environmental Education Program, Gregory Schraw, Lori Olafson, Jeanne A. Klockow Dec 2005

Assessing An Environmental Education Program, Gregory Schraw, Lori Olafson, Jeanne A. Klockow

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We developed a comprehensive assessment plan and tested the curriculum to determine whether hands-on outdoor recreation events promote knowledge, attitudes, and performance among at-risk urban children. Knowledge, attitude, and performance assessments were developed, refined and implemented with a variety of age groups participating within the events. Findings revealed that knowledge, attitudes, and performance increased substantially as a result of participating in the outdoor recreation events.


Assessing “Discover Mojave” Instrument Development And Analysis: Final Report, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Michelle L. Weibel Oct 2005

Assessing “Discover Mojave” Instrument Development And Analysis: Final Report, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Michelle L. Weibel

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We developed curriculum and a comprehensive assessment plan to determine whether hands-on outdoor recreation events promote knowledge, attitudes, and performance among at-risk urban children. Knowledge, attitude, and performance assessments were developed, refined and conducted through various stages based on cultural and language barriers as well a variety of age groups participating within the events. Findings revealed that knowledge, attitudes, and performance increased substantially as a result of participating in the outdoor recreation events. We conclude that the implementation and assessment of the program is strong. We also make several recommendations for future programs.


Discover Mojave Outdoor World ~ Forever Earth, Public Lands Institute Sep 2005

Discover Mojave Outdoor World ~ Forever Earth, Public Lands Institute

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Program goals:

  • Introduce economically disadvantaged urban youth, ages 8-12, to outdoor recreation and education
  • Foster a belief that outdoor recreation plays an important and positive role in the health and fitness of America’s youth


Discover Mojave Outdoor World: Open House, Public Lands Institute Jan 2005

Discover Mojave Outdoor World: Open House, Public Lands Institute

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Increase the connection of urban youth to the natural world and our public lands through discovery, recreation, and education.


Assessing “Discover Mojave” Instrument Development And Analysis, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Jeanne A. Klockow Jan 2005

Assessing “Discover Mojave” Instrument Development And Analysis, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Jeanne A. Klockow

Reports (DM)

We developed a comprehensive assessment plan and tested the curriculum to determine whether hands-on outdoor recreation events promote knowledge, attitudes, and performance among at-risk urban children. Knowledge, attitude, and performance assessments were developed, refined and conducted through various stages based on cultural and language barriers as well a variety of age groups participating within the events. Findings revealed that knowledge, attitudes, and performance increased substantially as a result of participating in the outdoor recreation events. We conclude that the implementation and assessment of the program is strong. We also make several recommendations for future programs.