An elementary school environmental education field trip: Long-term effects on ecological and environmental knowledge and attitude development

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TitleAn elementary school environmental education field trip: Long-term effects on ecological and environmental knowledge and attitude development
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFarmer, J, Knapp, D, Benton, GM
JournalJournal of Environmental Education
Volume38
Issue3
Pagination33 - 42
Date Published2007/03/01/
ISBN Number0095-8964
KeywordsAttitude (Psychology), ecology, elementary education, elementary schools, environmental education, Field Trips, Grade 4, Great Smoky Mountains, Include2, Interviews, Learning Experience, NCH2, NEWR, Parks, phenomenology, Reviewed, Reviewed2, SCHOOL field trips, Student Attitudes
AbstractUsing phenomenological analysis, the authors examined the long-term effects of an environmental education school field trip on fourth grade elementary students who visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The authors' findings suggest that one year after the experience, many students remembered what they had seen and heard and had developed a perceived proenvironmental attitude. The authors discuss the phenomenological analysis, cite interviews with students, and draw conclusions on the effect of the field trip.
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Short TitleJournal of Environmental Education