Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2005

First page number:

1

Last page number:

16

Abstract

We developed a comprehensive assessment plan and tested the curriculum to determine whether hands-on outdoor recreation events promote knowledge, attitudes, and performance among at-risk urban children. Knowledge, attitude, and performance assessments were developed, refined and conducted through various stages based on cultural and language barriers as well a variety of age groups participating within the events. Findings revealed that knowledge, attitudes, and performance increased substantially as a result of participating in the outdoor recreation events. We conclude that the implementation and assessment of the program is strong. We also make several recommendations for future programs.

Keywords

Adventure education, Curriculum evaluation, Curriculum planning, Environmental sciences – Study and teaching (Elementary), Nevada – Las Vegas, Outdoor education, Outdoor recreation– Study and teaching (Elementary)

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Desert Ecology | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Environmental Sciences | Science and Mathematics Education

Language

English