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Murrah-Hanson, Laurie; Kelley, Brittani; Cantwell, Jennifer; Cheney, Jeremy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Georgia 4-H has been partnering with public schools for over 100 years to provide youth development programming for elementary, middle, and high schools. In 2013, a new state accountability system required the addition of career exploration lessons in elementary schools. Georgia 4-H staff and faculty developed a career curriculum taught by county…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, School Community Programs, Public Schools
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Rebori, Marlene K.; Burge, Peter – Journal of Extension, 2017
We used geospatial analysis tools to develop community maps depicting fourth-grade reading proficiency test scores and locations of facilities offering public access to reading materials (i.e., public libraries, elementary schools, and Little Free Libraries). The maps visually highlighted areas with struggling readers and areas without adequate…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Community Information Services, Literacy, Maps
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Skelton, Peter; Dormody, Tom; Lewis, Margaret – Journal of Extension, 2016
Improving youth science comprehension is critical to youth development, yet this intended outcome is often overlooked in terms of how Extension programs are delivered. The purpose of the study reported in this article was to determine through the assessment of potential student growth whether applying features of a youth science comprehension…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, Achievement Gap, Science Achievement
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Wang, Hui-Hui; Billington, Barbara L. – Journal of Extension, 2016
This article addresses economically disadvantaged minority girls' knowledge and perceptions of science and engineering and the influence of their experiences with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on their choices for future careers. We interviewed three girls who participated in a 4-H-led gender-inclusive STEM program. Our…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Females, Knowledge Level
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Phelps, Joshua; Smith, Amanda; Parker, Stephany; Hermann, Janice – Journal of Extension, 2016
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service provided elementary school students with a program that included a noncompetitive physical activity component: circuit training that combined cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility activities without requiring high skill levels. The intent was to improve fitness without focusing on body mass index as an…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Health Related Fitness, School Health Services, Extension Education
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Warren, William A. – Journal of Extension, 2015
The carbon cycle was used as a conceptual construct for organizing the curriculum for a youth summer camp on natural resource use and sustainability. Several studies have indicated the importance of non-traditional youth education settings for science education and understanding responsible natural resource use. The Sixth Grade Forestry Tour, a…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, Grade 6
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Brain, Roslynn; Upton, Sally; Tingey, Brett – Journal of Extension, 2015
Sustainability Camps provide an opportunity for Extension educators to be in the forefront of sustainability outreach and to meet the growing demand for sustainability education. This article shares development, implementation, and evaluation of an Extension Sustainability Camp for youth, grades 4-6. Camp impact was measured via daily pre-and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Extension Education, Program Design, Program Implementation
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Brooks, Randall H.; Moroney, Jillian – Journal of Extension, 2014
The Clearwater County Sixth Grade Forestry Tour is a unique 3-day, 2-night program that provides participants an objective view of the importance and impact of natural resource-based industries while promoting an understanding of issues regarding natural resource uses. The targeted audience is 6th grade youth, but others interested in natural…
Descriptors: Forestry, Extension Education, Grade 6, Natural Resources
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Kirby, Sarah D.; Chilcote, Amy G. – Journal of Extension, 2014
This article describes the Energy Transformation 4-H school enrichment curriculum. The curriculum addresses energy efficiency and conservation while meeting sixth-grade science essential standards requirements. Through experiential learning, including building and testing a model home, youth learn the relationship between various technologies and…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Instruction, Youth Programs, Energy Education
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Bea, Jennifer W.; Martinez, Stephanie; Armstrong-Florian, Traci; Farrell, Vanessa; Martinez, Cathy; Whitmer, Evelyn; Hartz, Vern; Blake, Samuel; Nicolini, Ariana; Misner, Scottie – Journal of Extension, 2014
Knowledge of U.S. dietary and physical activity recommendations and corresponding behaviors were surveyed among 4th and 5th graders in five Arizona counties to determine the need for related education in SNAP-Ed eligible schools. A <70% target response rate was the criterion. Participants correctly identified recommendations for: fruit, 20%;…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Guidelines, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Barlow, Rebecca J. – Journal of Extension, 2013
University-based Extension specialists often face the dilemma of scheduling time for both teaching and outreach activities. Service learning projects that give hands-on experience in the application of classroom activities while giving back to the community can bridge this gap. A demonstration forest and service learning techniques were used to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Natural Resources, Extension Agents, Service Learning
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Luckey, Alisa Nicole; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Cummins, Richard L.; Edwards, Michael B. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Agricultural education programs such as AgVenture have been established to educate youth about the importance of agriculture. The study reported here examined the direct impact that one agricultural education program, specifically AgVenture, had on youth perceptions and knowledge of agriculture. Youth's perceptions and knowledge of agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Youth, Knowledge Level, Youth 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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Pendry, Patricia; Roeter, Stephanie; Smith, Annelise; Jacobson, Sue; Erdman, Phyllis – Journal of Extension, 2013
To explore the efficacy of equine programming to support positive behavioral development of horse-novice youth, researchers examined trajectories of behavioral change of 5-8th grade students as they participate in an equine facilitated learning program. Behaviors were rated and analyzed to examine group trajectories of change. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Youth Programs, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Heck, Katherine; Carlos, Ramona M.; Barnett, Cynthia; Smith, Martin H. – Journal of Extension, 2012
The study reported here investigated the impacts of participation in 4-H on young people's interest and participation in science. Survey data were collected from relatively large and ethnically diverse samples of elementary and high school-aged students in California. Results indicated that although elementary-grade 4-H members are not more…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Science Interests, Surveys, Elementary School Students
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