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Using ENVIRONMENT-BASED Education to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development: A Report, Annotated Bibliography, and Research Guide


This report describes the efficacy of environment-based education in helping young people become lifelong learners and leaders. It is a joint effort of the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).


Label Value
Author The North American Association for Environmental Education
Pedagogical Area
  • environmental education
Delivery Area
  • school based
  • on site day programs (nature center, farm, etc.)
Outcome Area
  • academic performance
  • self efficacy
  • environmental knowledge, attitude and awareness
  • stewardship behavior
Participant Area
  • student
  • educator
Age Area
  • elementary (6-11 years old)
  • middle school (12-14 years old)
  • high school (14-18 years old)