Educational outcomes from summer camps on conservation of freshwater ecosystems

Authors

  • Gregor Torkar
  • Petra Mohar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/abs.56.1.15551

Keywords:

outdoor education, camp, adolescents, awareness raising, freshwater ecosystem

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the educational outcomes of different activities organized through summer camps concerning the conservation of freshwater ecosystems. The six-day duration camps were organised in three different locations across Slovenia. The camps were attended by 15 males and 27 females, aged 11 to 18 years. Educational outcomes were measured on the fifth and sixth day of each camp, using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. Results showed that participants greatly enjoyed attending the camps. The respondents reported that they learned much about freshwater ecosystems, fauna and flora, different research methods and handling research equipment. They also showed a high awareness and
understanding of problems related to freshwater ecosystem conservation.

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01.07.2013

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Torkar, G., & Mohar, P. (2013). Educational outcomes from summer camps on conservation of freshwater ecosystems. Acta Biologica Slovenica, 56(1), 75-84. https://doi.org/10.14720/abs.56.1.15551

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