4-H boosts youth scientific literacy with ANR water education curriculum

Martin Smith, Katherine E. Heck, Steven M. Worker

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Scientific literacy among K-12 youth in the United States needs to be improved, and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources has identified this as a key area for research and extension. In 2010, ANR developed a water education curriculum for implementation by 4-H, which has a record of successful, nonformal science education programming that complements classroom-based instruction. The development of the new curriculum, There's No New Water!, is described, and preliminary results from a pilot test with high school youth are provided. Preliminary outcomes showed gains in both science knowledge and life skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-163
Number of pages6
JournalCalifornia Agriculture
Volume66
Issue number4
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StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

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4-H boosts youth scientific literacy with ANR water education curriculum. / Smith, Martin; Heck, Katherine E.; Worker, Steven M.

In: California Agriculture, Vol. 66, No. 4, 01.10.2012, p. 158-163.

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Smith, Martin ; Heck, Katherine E. ; Worker, Steven M. / 4-H boosts youth scientific literacy with ANR water education curriculum. In: California Agriculture. 2012 ; Vol. 66, No. 4. pp. 158-163.
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