Collaboration to develop the content, context, and resources for natural resource education programming for youth Thesis uri icon



  • Thesis (M.S., Natural Resources) -- University of Idaho, 2016 | Northern Idaho‚Äôs youth is at a disadvantage when it comes to access and resources for natural resource education. The lack of a place-based science learning center in North Idaho leaves a gap in natural resource education for youth and puts more of an emphasis on the importance of afterschool and informal education programming. This research aimed to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of youth natural resource programming through the collaboration between relevant educators and University of Idaho extension staff. The Delphi technique was utilized to initiate communication from panel members to identify the content, context, and resources needed for environmental education programming for youth. This research provides the University of Idaho Extension, 4-H Programs, afterschool programs, summer camps, and any informal science program the foundational information they need to design, implement, and provide a sustainable north Idaho natural resource youth program.

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  • June 1, 2016

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