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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.
Adventure education, Curriculum evaluation, Curriculum planning, Environmental sciences – Study and teaching (Elementary), Nevada – Las Vegas, Outdoor education, Outdoor recreation– Study and teaching (Elementary)
Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Desert Ecology | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Environmental Sciences | Science and Mathematics Education
Klockow, J. A.
Assessing “Discover Mojave” Instrument Development and Analysis.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/pli_discover_mojave_reports/1
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Curriculum and Social Inquiry Commons, Desert Ecology Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Environmental Sciences Commons, Science and Mathematics Education Commons