St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service
The Environmental Field Day Observation Tool (the Tool) was tested for reliability under two
conditions: (1) As original Tool during the Sauk RiverWater Festival, a traditional Environmental
Field Day in Minnesota; and (2) a modified version of the Tool, with fewer items, at the Marine
ExplorationWeekend, a .special event for family visitors at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle,
WA. The Sauk RiverWater Festival represents a traditional Field Day insofar as groups of students
(representing a class of about 20 students with at least one teacher and normally one or more
chaperones) move together from station to station. These groups can be observed together
over the course of the Field Day. The SaukWater Festival was held in the summer of 2008.
Storksdieck, M., Heimlich, J., Figueriredo, C., and Carlson, S. (2008). Best Practices for Field Days: Environmental Field Days Assessment Tool: Reliability Study. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service.
Best Practices for Field Days;523-04
Storksdieck, Martin; Heimlich, Joe; Figueriredo, Claudia; Carlson, Stephan.
Best Practices for Field Days: Environmental Field Days Assessment Tool: Reliability Study.
St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service.
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