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Dzubak, John; Shaw, Angela; Strohbehn, Catherine; Naeve, Linda – Journal of Extension, 2016
The number of school gardens and university farms is increasing in the United States. Produce grown in these venues is often sampled in the classroom or incorporated into the food chain. Food safety education for students and workers is needed to ensure that produce is safe. Two 1-hr food safety curricula were developed to inform K-12 students and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Food Standards, Safety, Gardening
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Benson, Matthew C. – Journal of Extension, 2014
The study reported here examined Extension professionals' involvement in farm-to-school program activities. Results of an online survey distributed to eight state Extension systems indicate that on average, Extension professionals are involved with one farm to school program activity, with most supporting school or community garden programs.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Online Surveys, School Community Programs
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Epley, Hannah K. – Journal of Extension, 2014
There is a need for Extension professionals to show clientele the benefits of their program. This article shares how promotional videos are one way of reaching audiences online. An example is given on how a promotional video has been used and developed using iMovie software. Tips are offered for how professionals can create a promotional video and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Audiences, Extension Education, State Programs
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Lancaster, Kendra; Knobloch, Neil; Jones, Amy; Brady, Colleen – Journal of Extension, 2013
The explorative study reported here describes youth participants in three animal science-related career development events from 2010. Variables included students' self-efficacy, task value motivation, career interests, and to what extent they utilized resources in preparation. It was concluded that all three groups were self-efficacious,…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Animals, Career Development, Animal Husbandry
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Mason, Makena; Aihara-Sasaki, Maria; Grace, J. Kenneth – Journal of Extension, 2013
The efficacy of Educate to Eradicate, a K-12 service-learning science curricula developed as part of a statewide, community-based Extension effort for termite prevention, was evaluated. The curricula use termite biology and control as the basis for science education and have been implemented in over 350 Hawaii public school classrooms with more…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Public Schools, Prevention, Community Education
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Cater, Melissa; Fox, Janet; Fletcher, Bobby Jr. – Journal of Extension, 2012
Louisiana 4-H Seeds of Service School Gardens, a K-12 Learn and Serve Grant program, provides a descriptive view of how school gardens along with classroom instruction link curriculum to outdoor classrooms. The purpose of the process evaluation was to describe curriculum implementation fidelity, reach of the gardening program to participants, use…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, Gardening, Grants
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Helfrich, Christine M.; Fetsch, Robert J.; Benavente, Janet C. – Journal of Extension, 2011
The prevalence of overweight children and adults has been increasing steadily over the past three decades. Behaviors related to diet and nutrition are often established in early childhood. Toddlers most often develop healthy eating habits through parent modeling. Due to the steady increase in obesity in children, there is a clear need for…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition, Child Rearing, Eating Habits
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Kleinschmidt, Andy – Journal of Extension, 2011
The importance of healthy soil and of conveying the importance of soils starts by conveying a few basic concepts of soil science cannot be overstated. This article provides three hands-on exercises Extension professionals can add to natural resources or Master Gardener education curricula. These natural sciences exercises are easy to prepare for…
Descriptors: Soil Science, Natural Sciences, Natural Resources, Extension Education
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Diker, Ann; Walters, Lynn M.; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie; Baker, Susan S. – Journal of Extension, 2011
Little research has been conducted to examine factors leading to adoption and implementation of nutrition education curricula. Data from two Web-based surveys (n = 313) and 27 interviews were used to explore how Diffusion of Innovations' perceived attributes contributed to adoption and implementation of Cooking with Kids (CWK) food and nutrition…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Cooking Instruction, Internet
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Hermann, Janice; Parker, Stephany; Phelps, Josh; Brown, Barbara – Journal of Extension, 2011
Extension is positioned to provide school-based nutrition education programs as required by the 2004 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act. To enhance program acceptance and sustainability, it is important to consider school administrators' and teachers' interests and preferences regarding nutrition education programming. The project…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Extension Education, Nutrition, Elementary School Teachers
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Barker, Walter; Killian, Eric – Journal of Extension, 2011
Evaluating and communicating the results of 4-H programs are critical for Extension. The measuring of the goals and objectives guide the program. It helps with issues in Extension's accountability, program direction, and even one's personal satisfaction. This article focuses on a quick, easy, and exciting method to conduct program evaluation using…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Electronic Classrooms, Computer Assisted Testing, Extension Education
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Schmitt-McQuitty, Lynn; Smith, Martin H.; Young, Jane Chin – Journal of Extension, 2011
4-H volunteers and staff are often faced with providing educational programs and opportunities for youth with wide ranges of age and ability. To address this challenge, researchers from the University of California Cooperative Extension developed and tested a Best Practices Matrix that outlines domain-specific, age-appropriate characteristics of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Opportunities, Volunteers, Audiences
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Muscio, Cara; Flimlin, Gef; Bushnell, Rick – Journal of Extension, 2011
The Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration's Clam Trail is an award-winning scavenger hunt that combines science education, public art, and tourism. This family adventure has participants seeking out giant painted fiberglass clams, upweller clam nurseries, and points of interest in search of science facts to record on their forms. Upon returning these…
Descriptors: Food, Marine Biology, Science Education, Tourism
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Smaldone, Dave; Boone, Deborah A.; Selin, Steve; See, Amanda – Journal of Extension, 2011
Conservation and environmental education share similar goals with Extension and thus holds partnership potential for Extension. The study reported here compared the needs and barriers faced by environmental educators and Extension agents in West Virginia using a mail survey. Results indicated there were both similarities and differences in the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Extension Agents, Mail Surveys, Questionnaires
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Edwin, James; McKinley, Steve; Talbert, B. Allen – Journal of Extension, 2010
Extension needs new venues to promote their programming skills to unfamiliar audiences. One new audience Extension is currently reaching is military children. By partnering with Operation: Military Kids to offer a Speak Out for Military Kids training, Extension supports military children and document changes in the behavior of this audience.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Outreach Programs, Military Personnel, Youth Programs
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