Residential Environmental Education Center Program Evaluation: An Ongoing Challenge

Nicholas Bourke, Connie Buskist, Julie Herron

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Residential environmental education centers (REECs) have been criticized for their lack of quality program evaluation. However, the last national study done on the practices of REECs was Chenery and Hammerman's (1985) research. This article presents the results of a national survey of directors of REECs (n = 114) that gives insight into the current practices and needs of their centers. While some directors are satisfied with their current evaluation practices, others recognize that their centers need improvement in this area. Analysis of survey results provides insight into the needs of REEC directors as program evaluations are developed for REECs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Environmental Education and Communication
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication
  • General Environmental Science


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