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Hestness, Emily; McGinnis, J. Randy; Breslyn, Wayne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This case study applied sociocultural theory to examine the climate change ideas communicated by one group of middle school students (N = 39) in a suburban community on the U.S. East Coast. We investigated the ways in which students' participation in the sociocultural activities of their varied communities appeared to inform their understandings…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Climate
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Mullenbach, Lauren E.; Andrejewski, Rob G.; Mowen, Andrew J. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Connecting to nature and spending time outdoors as children have been indicated as predictors of environmentally responsible behavior. This study examined whether a residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) program contributed to the development of children's connection to nature and their attitudes and involvement in spending time…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Resident Camp Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Frensley, Brandon Troy; Moore, DeWayne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
While multiple valid measures exist for assessing outcomes of environmental education (EE) programs, the field lacks a comprehensive and logistically feasible common instrument that can apply across diverse programs. We describe a participatory effort for identifying and developing crosscutting outcomes for Environmental Education in the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adolescents, Educational Innovation, Best Practices