Assessing the Long-Term Effects of an Environmental Education Program: A Pragmatic Approach

Westphal, J. M., & Halverson, W. F. (1986). Assessing the long-term effects of an environmental education program: A pragmatic approach. Journal of Environmental Education, 17, 2, 26-30.

Examines the long-term effects of an environmental education program specifically designed to involve citizens in environmental affairs concerning water quality. Feedback from 51 participants 5 mo after completion of the program indicates a wide range of attitudinal and behavioral changes as a result of program participation. The most common changes were greater awareness of the problem and more confidence in discussing environmental issues in public forums.

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