"Environmental courses improve science scores and build confidence" writer reports; see article by Hugo Martín of Los Angeles Times.
American Institutes for Research
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation to measure the impacts of week-long residential outdoor education programs for at-risk sixth graders in California as called for by California Assembly Bill (AB) 1330, Chapter 663.
This study focused on 255 sixth-grade students from four elementary schools who attended three outdoor education programs (Tulare County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County) between September and November of 2004. Highlights of the findings of the study include:
Complete study is available through the California Department of Education (CDE) Environmental Education Program by calling 916-322-9503.
See more documents and links to research in environmental education on the California Regional Environmental Education Community Network
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Updated August 17, 2008