This is a 30-slide Powerpoint (pdf format) abbreviated content presentation that assesses the value of and education program with outdoor field days for children. The program is not identified, and a narrative report of this study could not be found. The slides show a variety of activities (forestry station, conservation station, research station, etc.) with small classes rotating between them. There are no accompanying notes, and the PPT slides are in bullet-point format. The authors note that a short survey and focus groups were done with learners and their teachers. The study makes the following conclusions: “Students remembered details and concepts; All participants valued event; Clear evidence of learning and behavior change; Opportunity & willingness to more fully integrate event with classroom work; Regular evaluation will help improve the program” The following implications were listed: Following Best Practices can help improve learning and stewardship; Single-day field day events can have both short- and long-term impacts; Regular evaluation will help improve the program.”
Seidel, Wayne; Liukkonen, Barb; Meyer, Nathan.
Assessing the Impacts of Field Days for Youth.
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