Sense of place survey

Q&A: How can I measure SENSE OF PLACE among participants of my urban environmental education program? One option would be to adapt a sense of place survey from this article (see page 4): Kudryavtsev, A., Krasny, M.E., & Stedman, R.C. (2012). The impact of environmental education on sense of place among urban youth. Ecosphere, 3(4). doi: 10.1890/ES11-00318.1

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Measuring instruments

Participants of an EECapacity’s online course created several tools such as surveys to measure outcomes of EE. For example, these tools evaluate students’ environmental journals, interest to spend time in nature, and environmental research competence. Check out these tools, feel free to use or adapt for your EE program. Course: Measuring Environmental Education Outcomes (fall 2012); instructors Alex Kudryavtsev and Marianne Krasny; the EECapacity project (

DOWNLOAD INSTRUMENTS (PDF file): 2012-MEEO-tools.pdf


22 lesson plans

Download 22 lesson plans for urban environmental education programs. They have been developed by participants of the EECapacity’s “Environmental Education in Urban Communities” online course in fall 2012. I have taught this course during 12 weeks along with guest instructors Marianne Krasny and Akiima Price, the EECapacity project ( Feel free to share this document. Use this reference: “EECapacity (2012) 22 lesson plans for urban environmental education. EECapacity, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.”

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