Environmental Education – Measuring Impacts for Growth
January 10, 2024 2pm
Webinar with Kelly Albus, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas Water Resources Institute and MIchelle Wood-Ramirez, Tarrant Regional Water District
Environmental education programs are included in nearly all sustainable resource management strategies, with millions in funding going toward programs for public and youth audiences with the understanding that an informed, engaged public will benefit program outcomes. However, the majority of these programs have not assessed the impacts these environmental education programs actually have on either participants or the environment.
This webinar will discuss what we know about the impacts of environmental education programs, such as how knowledge gains may translate into behavioral change, or how peer communities can impact learning. As part of this webinar, we will share tips and tricks for designing your own impact evaluation survey to collect data for you and your team to improve reporting metrics, prove program value or return on investment, reach new audiences or even generate more funding. You will learn how environmental education programs are being evaluated for success, and gain some tips, tricks and tools you can use to evaluate your own programs. As a group, we will consider ways to include evaluation metrics throughout program design and implementation to increase success and generate more opportunities for growth.
Webinar offered at 2:00 and 7:00 Central on January 10, 2024