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  • Date: 01/01/1987
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, researchers from Ohio State University discuss evaluation methods and findings of a study of the Old Woman Creek school visitor program. Researchers evaluated changes in knowledge, shifts in attitude, and enjoyment levels of the visiting schoolchildren. ... »
  • Date: 01/15/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Plantations, the botanical garden and arboretum of Cornell University, is developing a model program of informal education for elementary (K-5) school children. Project LEAP, Learning About Plants, will integrate the academic resources of Cornell University and the informal setting of its botanic gardens with the teaching of mathematics and ... »
  • Date: 05/24/1983
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Six studies on school field trip learning are reviewed. Among the findings reported are those indicating that students' perceptions of the novelty of the trip affects what they learn, and that imposed learning will be inhibited in settings where novelty is either extremely great or small. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/1981
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Reports effects of an outdoor field trip on learning within the context of a community-based Summery Ecology Program for children between 7 and 13 years of age. Results include the finding that novel environments are poor settings for imposed task learning when compared with familiar environments. ... »
  • Date: 03/24/1980
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Discusses the value of field trips to learning; emphasizes that the novelty of the setting can have positive effects on learning and behavior. ... »
  • Date: 05/24/1977
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A Maryland school district and the Smithsonian Institution have become partners in outdoor science education. Working together, they have developed a series of activities for students in grades 1-8 that are an integrated part of a total unified science curriculum, meeting the need of teachers and students alike. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/1976
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Describes an instrument developed to quantitatively evaluate the participation levels of students on outdoor education activities. From photographs taken at two minute intervals, students are assigned values for their observed behaviors. The correlations of values assigned by several judges are shown. ... »
  • Date: 05/24/1975
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Discusses the objectives of Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS), one aspect of the program (lawn communities) and the evaluation of this activity. Includes resultant recommendations. The evaluation criteria are suggested as a model to be used in either designing or in evaluating curricula. ... »
  • Date: 05/24/1975
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Describes the use of the "Plant Wheel" by the University of California Botanical Garden as a means of providing elementary school children with a structured activity as they explore the Garden at their own pace. This activity accommodates the children's curiosity, energy, and attention span. ... »
  • Date: 05/24/1973
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Describes an outdoor educational program at the University of California Botanical Garden in which children are encouraged to handle the plants and are provided with a taped commentary. By the use of an inquiry method, children learn how the Californian Indians used many of the native plants. ... »

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