Environmental Education Research
The following studies are a compilation of research on the impact of EE and outdoor education on students.
"What neighborhood area captures built environment features related to adolescent physical activity?"
Read about a new study that shows people who live within three kilometers of physical activity facilities such as parks and recreation centers are more likely to be moderately to vigorously active than those who don't.
"Active Living for Rural Children: Community Perspectives Using PhotoVOICE"
See the abstract about the study published recently by Christina Economos and colleagues that identified environmental factors that either supported or prevented active living among children in low-income rural areas.
"Childhood Obesity and Proximity to Urban Parks and Recreational Resources"
Download the report from the April 2009 ARL Conference.
Green At Fifteen - PISA assessment
*OECD ’s PISA 2006 assessment of the science competencies of 15-year-olds offers the first comprehensive internationally comparative knowledge base on what students know about the environment and environment related problems, from where their knowledge was gained, what attitudes they hold about the environment issues, and how students’ environmental science performance varies.
Quantifying a Relationship
Between PBL and EQ, Final Report
*EPA Study: Quantifying a Relationship Between Place-Based Learning and Environmental Quality Final Report
*A Policy Action Plan: Connecting Today's Kids with Nature
*A comprehensive listing of place based and environmental education from 2004 the present.
*A summary of research compiled by the Children & Nature Network.
*Executive summary of the NAS report, Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits from the House Committee on Science and Technology hearing on informal STEM education.
*The Landscape and Human Health Lab's report on: Green Play Settings Reduce ADHD Symptoms
*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.
*A fact sheet from NEEF outlining the current research on the current state of children’s health as it relates to nature.
*The September 2005 NEETF/Roper poll that assesses the level of environmental literacy of U.S. citizens.
*A compilation of Links to studies from AEOE.
*CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning. This report, prepared by the State Education and Environment Roundtable, is the story of the schools, teachers, and students who are involved in implementing EIC programs (using the Environment as an Integrating Context for learning). It presents the results of a nationwide study.