The Potential Power of Place in Education: An Evaluation of The Northeast Community Mapping Program

Plumb, Sharon

Now completing its fourth year, the Northeast Community Mapping Program (CMP) is a place-based education professional development program of the Orton Family Foundation and the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS). CMP provides educators and community members training and ongoing assistance to design and implement place-based curricula for youth. Staff members help educators and community members design service-learning projects that utilize student-generated information about the local community and landscape.

Pedagogical Area
  • place-based education, environment as integrating context (EIC)
  • environmental education
  • service learning
Delivery Area
  • community education
Outcome Area
  • civic engagement
  • self efficacy
  • environmental knowledge, attitude and awareness
  • stewardship behavior
  • environmental change
  • community change