Term

Spring 2018

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAED: NSEE

Facilitator(s)

Elizabeth B. Will

Content Expert

Colleen Foehrenbacher

Abstract

This capstone project explored the research question, what are the most effective methods for using live animals for instruction in environmental education? The author pinpointed recommendations for effective environmental education and live animal education through the literature review, which guided the construction of interpretive-style bird of prey programs for use at a residential environmental learning center. Digital slides and accompanying scripts were designed for three new programs, each one-hour in length: RaptorPHYSICS, RaptorCARE, and RaptorFORCE. The presence of a live bird of prey is intended to create an emotional connection and program content aims to empower audience members to display behavioral change as a result of the learning experience.

Project Type

Curriculum

Keywords

Environmental Studies, Teachers/ Teaching, Environmental Education, Live Animals

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