Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Date of Last Revision
Adolescent to Young Adult
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science in Education
Date of Expected Graduation
A growing amount of research exists on environmental education programs which incorporates the viewpoints of students into its assessment of the program’s efficacy. This research seeks to add to that body and evaluate an environmental education program about the sustainability of plastics, using both quantitative and qualitative data collected from participating students. The data was collected after a 90-minute instructional block of demonstration-based environmental education meant to inform students on the variability of plastics’ properties and the sorting and remolding processes of recycling. It also aimed to help build pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors in the students, and a sense of civic responsibility for safe and effective management of plastic waste. The final data analysis utilized both the qualitative and quantitative data to build a picture of students’ learning and thinking in the activity. While few significant results were found due to a variety of factors, several suggestions were included to improve both the educational program and its evaluation.
Dr. Nidaa Makki
Dr. James Eagan
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. Nidaa Makki
Ryan, Collin, "Measuring Students' Pro-Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors Before and After Demonstration-Based Instruction" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1532.