•3. Evaluation of Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and
Beliefs about Wilderness.
•During the 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 school years,
a lesson from the
“Wilderness & Land Ethic” curriculum was tested with 4thand 7thgrade
•Students in the treatment groups participated in
an introductory lesson
taught by a teacher who had attended a "Wilderness & Land Ethic"
curriculum workshop.Students in the control groups did NOT
participate in the lesson.
•A pre and post-test was administered to students
in the treatment groups and
the control groups.
•Comparisons were made between treatment and
control groups, between grade
levels, by state, gender, and school community sizes.