Forum 8.2 Evaluation resources

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Forum 8.2 Sample recommended evaluation procedures

Resources for Forum 8.2

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2009. Designing Education Projects: A Comprehensive Approach to Needs Assessment, Project Planning and Implementation, and Evaluation. 2nd Ed. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Education and Sustainable Development.

Simmons, B. & E. McCrea. (2004a). Nonformal Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence. Washington, D.C.: North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Also available at https://naaee.org/eepro/publication/nonformal-environmental-education-programs-guidelines-excellence

Water Outreach Web site, Target Audience Database themes – Click on the "evaluation theme" to see research findings.

Zint, M. 2006. My Environmental Education Evaluation Resource Assistant (MEERA). Ann Arbor: University of MI.

 

The resources identified for this activity, above, each provide outstanding tips for understanding and applying evaluation in an education or outreach setting.

Choose two to explore in depth.

Write a short summary for each describing:

a)    What is the most striking thing you learned while perusing each resource?

b)    How could you use what you learned?

Share a few examples of features or applications with other course participants. Add your comments to a discussion or start a new one.

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Put it all together in Lesson 8.3 and Assignment 8.3 !!

Then, apply what you've learned in your current and future initiatives. Share what you've learned with colleagues.

We would also appreciate your comments about the course. Please complete Questionnaire 8.4. Help us improve the course for the next participants. Thank you!

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